Street artist creates giant ‘honey bears’ in SoMa [Update]
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Street artist creates giant ‘honey bears’ in SoMa [Update]

Update: A week later, fnnch has completed his ode to the right to bear arms and bear heads and bear bellies, thus bringing his first large-scale work fully to bear on the side of the Clever building on Mission Street. Via social media, fnnch told fans that the finished piece—depicting three “honey bears,” one wearing a fireman’s helmet, another an astronaut’s helmet, and a third wielding a giant paintbrush—is in part a political statement and in a comment on education: The bears were inspired by things children want to be when they grow up, like firefighters, artists and astronauts. […] The mural is intended to support children and their dreams, regardless of their origin and background. There is an incredible amount of nativism in this country and, to a shocking degree, in this city. Not everyone had the good fortune to be born in San Francisco, and not everyone had the good fortune to be born in America. While this city and country have many problems, we can at the very least support the future of our country by supporting our children.] San Francisco street artist fnnch (pronounced “finch”) began posting progress of his latest creations on social media […]

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