The Eye: Lo Llevas por Dentro, Potrero

Today’s artwork chosen by Roger Hillyard

AGE: 65

OCCUPATION: Owner, Farley’s coffeehouse

NEIGHBORHOOD: Potrero Hill

THE PIECE OF ARTWORK I LOVE: Lo Llevas por Dentro, Potrero by Jet Martinez (2003)

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PIECE? I’m in it.

HOW DID YOU DISCOVER IT — AND THE ARTIST DISCOVER YOU? Jet was around the neighborhood a lot. One day he asked if he could take a Polaroid of me and use it in the mural, and I said, “Sure.”

WHAT STANDS OUT MOST TO YOU ABOUT IT? There’s a very surreal aspect to it, yet it’s very natural. It’s surreal in its realism. You see it in the use of colors and the background. [Inside my silhouette] you’ve got the ballpark and Potrero Hill, and they’re part of this very surreal scene with tropical flowers. I’m really happy that I got the ballpark.

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