Maestra Peace Mural 1994, Artist: Juana Alicia, Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno, The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, California

Women's Building
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The front entrance to the Women's Building and part of the mural as it would appear to someone walking up 18th Street in San Francisco.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:26:46 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2636
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Covered The Entire Building
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The mural covered the entire front and side of a four story building. Mature trees out front masked the lower part of the mural.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:32:14 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2602
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Resembled A Curtain
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The lower part of the mural resembled a curtain of many patterns draped across the building. Figures were revealed between the folds. One was a young girl peeking at a mother feeding a child.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:32:46 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2605
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Huge Face
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Above the curtains was a huge face gazing east across the face of the building.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:32:57 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2606
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Center Top
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The center top of the building depicted a woman who captured the sun and bore within her womb the child of the future.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:33:31 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2607
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Closer View
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A closer view of the child peeking through the curtain.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:33:38 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2608
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Big Hand
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A big hand was drawn on the top of the lower half of the building. That hand appeared to be holding and spreading the fabric of the curtain.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:33:50 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2609
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Left Hand Face
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Another huge face was drawn on the left hand end of the upper half of the building. This face gazed west across the face of the building.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:34:04 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2610
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Curtains Gathered
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Just above the sidewalk, and just above a parked car, a person was drawn gathering together the curtain fabric and peeking out through a gap.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:34:09 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2611
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Top Of Side
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The upper half of the Lapidge Street side of the building.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:34:38 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2612
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Woman Drawing
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The lower half of the Lapidge Street side of the building illustrated a woman holding a child while she drew a design on a roll of paper.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:34:49 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2613
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Silencio=Muerte
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The lower half of the side of the building revealed a drawing of four women, one of which held a sign that read:

Silencio=Muerte
More Funds for ♀'s
Health Research


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:34:59 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2614
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Dancing
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A woman afoot and a woman in a wheel chair danced together in a field filled with wildflowers.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:35:30 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2619
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Floral Door
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A door on the side of the building was decorated with wonderful orchid-like flowers, accented by an animal's skull with elaborately curved antlers.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:35:42 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2621
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The Credits
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The credits were low in a corner of the front of the building. Here the artists were credited along with a "© 1994."


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:35:46 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_2620
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A Goddess
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A hug goddess held up two women in her hands. One was an Aztec woman of the land, the other hand held a modern woman or a woman of the sea.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:35:59 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2615
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A Quotation
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A closer view of a paper held in a woman's hand. It was a quotation:

And when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid so it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive.
Andre Lorde


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:36:02 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2622
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Corn (Maize)
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Two panels depicted two stages of corn (maize). One the left the plant just beginning to grow, on the right the plant ripe and being harvested.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:37:12 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2627
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Examined Relic
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A closer view of a woman seated and examining a ceramic relic.


Maestra Peace Mural 1994 external link   •  Artist: Juana Alicia external link external link   •  Contribitors: Miranda Bergman, Edyche Boon, Susan Kelk Cepvantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, Irene Pepez, and Olivia Queveno   •  The Women's Building external link   •  3543 18th Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:37:39 Saturday 13 July 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 21 September 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2631
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