Seibot is a queer, non-binary trans visual artist and muralist living and working in San Francisco. Born in Baltimore, they also grew up in Southern California, eventually attending UCLA to study art history and Egyptology. Upon graduating they moved to San Francisco where they have been living in the same Tenderloin apartment for the past 10 years. Seibot’s work is about taking up space. Exploring this concept as a queer person where is often a constant source of anxiety. In can also be a source of strength and belonging. Their style fuses flowing lines with vibrant imagery. Bold colors fall under metallic fault lines in twisting, delicate shapes.
Seibot says their mural De-escalation “involves abstract tree/plant imagery. I chose these motifs because they symbolize growth and include elements of sun and light which in and of themselves are hopeful. I think nature, calming flowing shapes in an urban setting provide an important and welcome visual contrast. On a deeper level it communicates a cycle of care that encourages life to thrive. My piece also features a swallow on a rose bed. Swallows being a traditional symbol of hope, this particular one is special to me because I drew it many years ago when I myself was homeless and it’s currently tattooed on my forearm. I’ve called San Francisco my home now for 10 years and it felt right to have a piece of myself here. The roses are a part of me as well, and evoke the same growth and love.”