Proposal – The Solace in Solidarity
I want to make a series of joyful, brightly colored paper collages to travel around the city on Muni. These collages will include images of people that represent the diverse communities of San Francisco. I would love my work to symbolize the melting pot that is San Francisco including all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, and body types. Our city is unique in its radical tolerance, it is known as a place where anyone can find their people and be embraced. On public transit the majority of San Franciscans come together to not only share a ride, but also stories, music, smiles and connection. Muni physically and emotionally connects communities and I want my artwork to be a visual representation of that connection.
Crystal Vielula is a San Francisco based artist and art educator. She is the maker of cheeky coloring books, paintings, collages and the celebrated queer pride mural in Clarion Alley.
Her Drawn from the City series of interviews and Illustrations of local San Franciscans was featured regularly on the Bold Italic and in the SF Weekly. Her Queer Movie Stills series was featured by KQED Arts and at Artist Television Access. Through her art she strives to create joy and celebratory acceptance of the LGBTQ community.
You can see more of her work on her website: www.crystalvielula.com or on instagram @crystalvielula