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D+L Studio

Submitted by Paz de la Calzada


Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $5,000

Project Team

Paz De la Calzada


Dan + Lea

D+L Studio


Acrylic and Charcoal
8’x 35′
Site specific mural drawing for a dance studio
Mission District, San Francisco

This work shows an organic image of strands of hair wrapping the interior wall of this live/work space and playfully engaging with the architecture.

I used hair as a symbol of femininity to emphasize the contrast of its soft and organic texture with the solod, masculine structure of the building. I engaged the visitor by transforming an otherwise overlooked staircase into an incongruous, yet contemplative environment.


Owners of the Dance Studio and live space wanted to create a flow and a direction from the entrance of the building to the upstairs living space.