As muralists, public art is essential to our very being. Engaging, feeling and observing the work in process incites joy, conversation, beautifies community engagement and space. So when we were asked to be apart of the Golden Mile Project, it was a calling we could not ignore.
In choosing a space we looked to Peacock Meadow, as it is a favorite of ours in the Golden Gate Park, and in coming up with the concept for the mural design a few words came to mind that defined both the space and this project. Prosperity and divinity. Meadows have a symbolism of peace, unboundless opportunities and to flourish. While the Peacock, can symbolize strength, power and divinity. This is a reflection of the community of San Francisco.
We wanted to embody this totem within the mural, blessing us all with prosperous divinity and putting smiles of the faces of all those who engage with the piece. We are honored to be apart of this project amongst so many other cool artists and want to thank Illuminate Arts and Paint the Void.
About the Artist
Bella Donna Artiste is a collaborative duo composed of artists Addendum24 and LE BohemianMuse. Based in the Bay Area, the artists met while participating in ArtSpan’s artist studio residency program at the Journal Building in San Francisco, CA. Bella Donna Artiste was established in 2018 after the two creatives collaborated on a painting for the residency program’s group exhibition. Their work explores themes of feminine identity, energy, and existence through a fusion of abstract techniques and classical portraiture.
About the Partner
Paint The Void supports artists for the public good and highlights art as essential, particularly during times of crisis. The organization uplifts artists and their voices by funding public art and creativity in everyday urban spaces – spaces that impact and enhance people’s daily lives. Paint the Void is a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, born from an idea to help keep artists engaged and paid as guardians of hope and beauty in a time of fear and uncertainty.