The New SF Transit Center Murals & the Artists Behind them
THE NEW SF TRANSIT CENTER MURALS & THE ARTISTS BEHIND THEM
by Alex Mak - Managing Editor Aug 16, 2018
ARTIST TALAVERA BALLON
One of the most striking murals currently on display is Talavera Ballon’s “Desafiando la Marea” (Defying the Tides). You may recognize Talavera’s style from past murals he’s done co-conspirator Joshua Coffy. This mural was Talavera this time around, told us this particular design was inspired by a scene at Playa Gigante, a small fishing village on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.
For this project, artists were asked to explore the theme of dynamism so I chose the ocean. To me, the ocean is the ultimate dynamic force sustaining the lives of millions of species as well as the livelihoods and well-being of people worldwide. The fishermen challenging the powerful waves symbolize the quest to thrive in the face of struggle as well as the value of teamwork to achieve common goals.