Created and Sold by Max Marttila

Max Marttila
Murals by Max Marttila seen at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, San Francisco - Heart of an Ox

Heart of an Ox

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Max Marttila's Heart of an Ox represents the heart and soul of the Mission District and the prosperity of healthy living. The centerpiece of the mural is a large ox symbolizing the strength of the working class neighborhood. Subtly painted into the ox is an image of a mother and child. There is also two children touching the Ox. The left side of the mural depicts a scene of California farmers tending to a strawberry field, a nod to the civil rights movements led by Cesar Chavez that many Mission residents relate with. Weaving through the sky behind them is an ancient Mexican band design. The opposite side of the mural shows a Mission District street scene, with an elderly man holding recently purchased groceries. This piece can be found at Grocery Outlet Bargain Market.

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Max Marttila

Max Marttila

San Francisco, CA

"Born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Currently working with Precita Eyes Muralists and teaching youth through their Urban Youth Arts program.

Bachelors in Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011."

Available for commission/custom work