This mural is one of 16 public works painted at hospitals and children’s centers around the world during the artist’s lifetime. Painted in one day, the mural incorporates cartoon characters and animals inspired by the artist’s childhood drawings. When
South of Market Childcare Center (SOMACC) lost its lease and moved to a new location in September 2006, the mural was dismantled and was on view at Deitch Projects in 2010.
This mural is a surreal representation of the layers generated by the passage of time in our inner selves and that are part of our identity.
Over the years, we live different situations, both good and bad, meet different people, we visit different places and we draw on different emotions and feelings generated by everything around us. All this is saved in our memory and subconscious, stored in layers that shape and draw our inner universe, thus forming our identity and making us who we are.