Honey Bears by Artist fnnch Rise on Huge New Mural in Grand Center

Posted by Joshua Phelps on 07/18/2019

San Francisco artist fnnch has returned home to St. Louis to paint a massive 35-by-50-foot mural at the Centene Center for the Arts. 

fnnch (pronounced Finch) is partnering with the Arts and Education Council and the Gateway Foundation and will paint four honey bears on the wall of the building. 

“It’s pop art," fnnch says. "It’s like pop music. It’s designed for people to enjoy."  

A Kirkwood native, fnnch, 32, has made a name for himself in San Francisco with various honey-bear-themed art around the city. As for why he paints them, fnnch says the figure is a universal symbol of happiness. 

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Originally published on www.riverfronttimes.com by Joshua Phelps