Murals by Enrique Chagoya seen at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco - Love Letters
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Located at the San Francisco International Airport, one can see this massive mural of paper boats decorated with the poetry of many cultures are set adrift on the water. Included are a contemporary Filipino proverb, a traditional Lakota (Native American) song, a song from the Yuen Fu genre (Chinese, 221-205 B.C.), and “I love you” in American sign language. There are poems by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (Mexican, 1648-1695), Emily Dickinson (American, 1830-1886), Arthur Rimbaud (French, 1854-1891), Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian, 1922-1975), and Saigyo (Japanese, 1118-1190). It's a custom graphic in laminated glass done by Enrique Chagoya.