Josh Talbott

Fine Art - Murals - Portraits

College Hill / Bernal Cut Path Mural Project

Please take a minute to fill out this form about the upcoming mural project at 3600 Mission Street in Bernal's College Hill neighborhood. There are now four mural concepts, and you can see all of them below as mockups on the mural site's three sides. (Please keep in mind that these are concept images and not the exact final paintings, which—along with the College Hill logo—will be scaled to the size of the building while taking into account the meter boxes on the front of the building and the door on the Path side.) 

Below the mural-design mockups is a questionnaire, which asks you to vote by ranking the designs. 

Learn more about the artist behind these designs, Josh Talbott, who also painted the mural at SF Community School in the Excelsior, by clicking HERE.


When you're captivated by a beautiful moment or event, you may say "Oooo" out loud as that discovery gets your attention.

For Love

This design is about seeing yourself in the "other" and about the nature of Love and Freedom as a delicate and precious thing.

The Arrow of Time

A look at entropy, or the tendency of things moving toward disorder and unpredictability. At the mouth of the bottle is the current moment and moving from it is every other moment. It is one of the fundamentals of our universe that allows for discovery.

Discovery 2

Diving deeper into the concept of discovery (a major theme for the neighborhood) by expanding upon the artist's original Discovery design. Neighbors who live along San Jose Avenue like to imagine the constant flow of cars as the sound of ocean waves.


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Please vote only once. The design with the most 1st-choice votes will be elevated to the SF Arts Commission for approval. Voters may be contacted by the College Hill Neighborhood Association for letters of support to present to the SF Arts Commission.

Funding for this mural project is from a grant from the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development's Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative, awarded in November 2014 to the College Hill Neighborhood Association and nonprofit fiscal sponsor Independent Arts & Media. Installation of the mural by fine artist Josh Talbott is projected for summer 2015.