Originally closed to vehicles in 2020 during the COVID-19 health pandemic, the crossover known as “Battery Bridge” is now the Downtown SF Partnership’s newest pedestrian plaza for everyone to enjoy. The plaza, located on Battery Street between Bush and Market next to the iconic, mid-century tower One Bush Street, features a 1,900 square foot street mural bringing the natural beauty of Drake’s Bay to San Francisco’s urban core.
The varying shades used in the piece invoke the stunning landscape colors and forms found in the Pacific Ocean, forests, farmlands, marshes, and shrublands that make up the estuary along the Point Reyes National Seashore.
About the Artist
Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian-born painter based in San Francisco, CA. A disciple of acclaimed artist Luis Palao Berastain, he skillfully captures the essence of ordinary people’s lives and their surroundings across diverse regions and cultures of the Americas. He explores themes that highlight important social and cultural aspects of the people and places he has encountered. His work is also a tribute to immigrants like himself who left their home countries in search of new horizons.