Sylvester Guard, one of San Francisco’s formally homeless, is now a successful artist. After spending eight years homeless, he enjoys a backlog of art commissions. Sylvester’s art is his contribution to society, his decoratively painted trash cans, utility boxes and murals are making the Tenderloin a more colorful and joyful place. His proudest work, the Yellow Brick Road, makes walking to school safer for children. Sylvester’s art can be found at the Community Art Center on Market St, San Francisco.