The NEW June Jordan Mural greets students as they arrive back to school!
Made over intersession as a collaborative effort between SF born and raised artist Jessica Sabogal & JJSE Arts Coordinator Anne Grajeda!
For first generation Colombian American graffiti artist, Jessica Sabogal, art serves as a haven, a tribute, a creative outlet of adoration and exaltation for women with stories often untold. Using a spray can, she reinvents what it means to be a female graffiti artist in a male-dominated medium and colors her canvas by unraveling stories she once heard, lived, struggled, and loved. She pushes the boundaries as an artist by utilizing her medium for social change, action, and empowerment.
Jessica’s newest campaign entitled, “Women Are Perfect (If You Let Them)” spreads this simple but necessary notion worldwide. The first installation of this project took place in September 2013 in Bogotá, Colombia in the form of a 50 foot by 9 foot outdoor mural. She designed the 20th Anniversary Cover for Plume Book’s Bastard Out of Carolina, made front page on CNN.com with her time-lapse tribute to Egyptian revolution, and is the first female artist commissioned to paint murals at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. Jessica seeks to connect the world around us with art that reminds all that women are to be valued, glorified, respected, and above all, loved.