COLOR WALK

On May 2nd, families, friends and neighbors convened at Irving Street Projects to venture out on a guided walk through the neighborhood.  Stopping at points of color that inspired the layers of paint, for Everyday, a color, up to that point. Now it's nearly June, the beginning of summer, when in San Francisco is the time the fog rolls in heavy and sits.  While the fog lingers, these days are sometimes my favorite because it's when you notice the color the most intensely... colors work harder to pronounce themselves in contrast to the greyness.  These grey days are also good days for jellybeans.

Participants received a map and a tiny package of 12 different colors of jellybeans.  Color is a matter of taste reads the small note inside.

Participants received a map and a tiny package of 12 different colors of jellybeans.  Color is a matter of taste reads the small note inside.

O. + E. showing off  their event-inspired stripes and collection of buttons they've earned over the course of the porject // At our 5th stop along the walk, we matched a wild raspberry blue jellybean to Day 2 "Window Frame" on 45th Street // A. coincidentally wearing orange shorts, a perfect match to the California Poppies along the Great Highway and this tangerine jellybean //  The bunch of color walkers on 43rd Street, prior to the sugar high.

O. + E. showing off  their event-inspired stripes and collection of buttons they've earned over the course of the porject // At our 5th stop along the walk, we matched a wild raspberry blue jellybean to Day 2 "Window Frame" on 45th Street // A. coincidentally wearing orange shorts, a perfect match to the California Poppies along the Great Highway and this tangerine jellybean //  The bunch of color walkers on 43rd Street, prior to the sugar high.

Twelve colors of jellybeans were selected to match points of color throughout the neighborhood.  JellyBelly has a wonderful selection of colors and flavors, but still my dream is to be able to go into a candy shop and get a custom jelly bean color mixed.  I'm likely dreaming of this while eating a jellybean in this photo.  Quality/color control.

Twelve colors of jellybeans were selected to match points of color throughout the neighborhood.  JellyBelly has a wonderful selection of colors and flavors, but still my dream is to be able to go into a candy shop and get a custom jelly bean color mixed.  I'm likely dreaming of this while eating a jellybean in this photo.  Quality/color control.

Towards the end of the walk, everyone began seeing color everywhere and, wanting to eat more jellybeans, we decided to whatever color we found, we got to eat the matching jellybean...  here's Adam Polakoff's documentation of his finds!

Towards the end of the walk, everyone began seeing color everywhere and, wanting to eat more jellybeans, we decided to whatever color we found, we got to eat the matching jellybean...  here's Adam Polakoff's documentation of his finds!

Oscar matched part of his lunch with the red of the wall.  Then instead of eating the red pepper, he ate the jellybean to match.

Oscar matched part of his lunch with the red of the wall.  Then instead of eating the red pepper, he ate the jellybean to match.