Still Life In Lower Haight

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If you frequent the Haight, Divisidero, or Broadway -- and you walk really slowly -- you may already be featured in one of John Paul Marcelo's paintings.

Joe Eskenazi
Artist John Paul Marcelo paints what he sees at Haight and Fillmore
"I paint every day," affirms the artist. Marcelo, a San Franciscan since 2002, does not always seek out glamorous settings. Most obviously, he crafted still-life paintings of wrecked New Orleans homes and streets following Hurricane Katrina. San Francisco can't yet touch that level of blight -- but it's not always the city's more tourist-friendly, scenic locales that attract Marcelo, who is often found on busy, sooty corners beneath mazes of overhead wires.

And yet, for even the weary eyes of a native San Franciscan, to gaze simultaneously at Marcelo's campus and this most familiar corner induces newly found appreciation for both.     


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