Forster spent 160 hours over four weeks working on the mural. Particularly interesting to him was the frequent contact it provided with the public, given the highly visible location at the busy intersection of 24th Street and Broadway. DMV employees, gas station patrons, and customers from other neighboring businesses all stopped by to weigh in with their comments. On average about six people a day approached Forster about his mural project.
“There were literally dozens who would just walk by or even drive by and holler encouragement,” said Foster. “People from all backgrounds would take a moment out of their daily bubbles to take in Ishi’s gaze.”
Thursday, August 16, 2012
From the November 2010 issue, regarding my neighborhood's landmark mural: