Through The Scrim Project, Suffolk is turning over the wrap on our construction fence to local BIPOC artists, who will create community murals. This fence is no longer just a boundary. It’s now a space that amplifies their talents, voices, and power.
The Bay Area Mural Program (BAMP) created “Dreaming, From the Fillmore Hunters Point” on the scrim outside our 1629 Market Street project in San Francisco, California. BAMP is a nonprofit organization made up of local artists dedicated to facilitating and creating public art. Their vision is to turn bare, blighted walls into artistic gateways of expression of culture and stories reflecting the local environment. This piece, “Dreaming, From the Fillmore Hunters Point,” represents two people relaxed with their eyes closed, carried away in their imaginations. They are connected by invisible energies, surrounded by foliage, ancient drawings, and fields of light. In the background, you can see skylines of the Fillmore and Hunters Point, two San Francisco neighborhoods that hold a deep lineage of culture and history for black and brown people in the city.
See below for features highlighting the artists that worked on this mural.
Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith sees murals as a way to revitalize dull spaces, celebrate culture, and create opportunities for developing artists that assist her. Her work is often figurative, inspired by myth, social movements, and cultural-futurism. Her work is signified by a contemporary color palette and abstract shapes that conduct movement and rhythm. Rachel is the Creative Director for The Bay Area Mural Program and founder of Wolfe Pack Arts. As Creative Director for BAMP she was awarded the 2020 Neighborhood Empowerment Network Award from San Francisco Mayor London Breed for designing the “Spirit of the Fillmore” mural. Wolfe Pack received Historical Monument status for her Women of the Black Panther Party Mural created in 2021.
Zoë Adiah Boston was born in Los Angeles, raised in New York, and now lives in Oakland, CA. An artist in almost every sense of the word, she has been drawing and making music as early as she can recall, and got deeper into acrylic painting in 2014, after moving back to California. From painting, public art, music, and fashion, her inspiration comes from God, unconditional love, freedom, and the urge to inspire authentic expression in others.
Shogun Shido is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist from New Orleans, LA and currently resides in Oakland, CA. His vision lies within his passion for the reclamation of ancestral identity, healing through creative expression, and storytelling. Utilizing his platform, his ideals are fostered through his mantras “Free my folk” and “We Are Our Ancestors.” Also known for his signature glyph style named “subconscious stream” he further promotes positivity through his creativity with works that are featured at the AAACC in San Francisco as well as Pro Arts in downtown Oakland.
Interested in learning more or being part of The Scrim Project? We’re always seeking artists who want to showcase the vibrancy of their communities. Click here to get in touch.