It’s hard to know what the artist was thinking as she or he painted this figure on the door of the blighted building on the corner of 18th and Shotwell streets. But as Mission Loc@l reported earlier, the house has been in bad shape for years, though the owners have made multiple promises to fix it.

In June, Kung-Yuen Chiu, a designer hired to deal with the permitting and plans, said he hoped to start work on the building in three or four months. Next month? We’ll keep you posted.