"Victorion: Protector of the Mission"

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2007
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Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Sirron Norris attended Pittsburgh's Art Institute and travelled all over the US before settling down in San Francisco in 1997. Initially, Sirron worked as a production artist in the video game industry while he perfected his skill set as a fine artist, and he's done illustrations for television shows like Bob's Burgers.

This mural shows a robot named "Victorion," that has come to the rescue of the Victorian homes in the Mission from becoming victims of the gentrification and hipsterfication that is looming over the city.

From the artist:
"My idea was like, well what if I was able to make a piece of artwork that would express what gentrification is, but not do it in a way that is saying that gentrification is bad or that gentrification is good. It’s about talking about what it is and letting a little kid be able to look at a mural and be able to walk away knowing that this is the history of this place."

Location

On Balmy Alley, mid-way between 24th and 25th street in San Francisco

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