Jeremy Dan Fish
The Whine Train
“I…hope it is a gentle reminder not to give up on those whiny days when life's locomotive needs a little more steam to keep progressing.” - Jeremy Fish
THE ARTISTS: Jeremy Dan Fish was born in Albany, New York in 1974 and relocated to San Francisco in 1994. He received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1997 with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. Fish’s education and work experience have led to a career as a successful fine artist and commercial illustrator, including projects for a wide range of corporate and independent clients all around the world. Balancing exhibiting his work in the U.S. and in international galleries and museums, Fish was the first San Francisco Arts Commission artist in residency at SF City Hall in 2015 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the building. Further credits include being the artist in residence at Coit Tower in San Francisco during the summer of 2017 and creating the Haight Street Bronze Bunny statue in 2016, the largest crowd funded public bronze statue in California. In 2015 Mayor Ed Lee officially declared that November 19th is "Jeremy Fish Day" in the city of San Francisco.
THE ART: 24 ft. x 10 ft. mural depiction of a Dachshund wearing a cap and smoking a pipe as the locomotive of a train with a body shaped like a bottle. Inside the bottle, the viewer sees a small sailboat afloat at sea.
THE STORY: “The dachshund by nature is a bit of an underdog. He suffers from having a very big attitude with very tiny legs and is perhaps the Napoleon of the dog world. My mural here in Napa is titled "The Whine Train" and is dedicated to those "whiny" days we all have. When the world feels much bigger than we are, and we have to find some inner strength to move forward. Those days when you need something inside to boil up from within, to power us forward, and move on to accomplish life's difficult goals and tasks. When people view this mural, I hope that it makes them smile, and feel compassionate to the task of this little dachshund train. I also hope it is a gentle reminder not to give up on those whiny days when life's locomotive needs a little more steam to keep progressing.”
THE PLACE: 1819 Tanen St. on the back of the building and East side of the train tracks.