A Celebration of Interspecies Friendships (2021)
San Francisco Animal Control Center, San Francisco, CA
Mixed Media on Marine Grade Plywood, Acrylic Interior Paint, Glass
Collection of the City and County of San Francisco
This art work celebrates the diversity, beauty, and dignity of all animals and the rich symbolism that animals have in different cultures. I was inspired by the stories of staff members and volunteers of the San Francisco Animal Care and Control Center who care for the various animal species. My objective was to give each animal its own individual personality. My aesthetic in this piece is playful and colorful, and designed to speak to the imagination of all ages and to show the joy of interspecies friendships. As a dog owner and animal rights advocate, I believe that all creatures deserve dignity, respect, and an opportunity for a peaceful life. This artwork allowed me to create fantastical worlds where animals could joyfully co-exist with humans. Click here for a full list of collaborators.
Learn about the Artistic Process
Santuario (2020)
Garfield Public Pool, San Francisco, CA
Ceramic frit on glass
Collection of the City and County of San Francisco
In Favianna's first major public art project, she celebrates the historical presence of Latinx families in San Francisco’s Mission District. The three character panels depict a mother with her baby, two children swimming, and a paletero (ice cream vendor), each representing a unique group of users to Garfield Square–families, children and the elderly. The overall intention is to encourage the whole community to enjoy the natatorium and surrounding park as safe spaces. This glass mural was fabricated by Pulp Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Learn about the Artistic Process