Home Street Home (CA)

San Francisco. Simple typographic street art, beautifully constructed, with plastic x shapes tucked into and zip tied to a chain link fence.


The result is a sarcastic embroidered message on a homeless block in the mission. These chain link fences are put up as a deterrent to homeless encampments in some parts of the city. According to the artist, "I don't pretend this is going to solve anything, but I wanted it to get people, like me, to do a double take—to build awareness and empathy.”


When I took the photo, the sliding gate was open, so that "Home" is behind "Street"...


...creating an interesting double layer.