Thursday 28 May 2020
Plywood, To Which Stickers Were Found Affixed, As Found Art, Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

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A store front was covered in plywood to hide interior construction. The plywood had in the past been painted black but now appeared weathered gray. Many stickers adorned the plywood. Some were torn and partly removed to make way for newer stickers. One new sticker whispered in sign language, "Fuck That Noise.". The other new sticker displayed the unhoused and downtrodden, and read in English, "We Are Not The Problem."


Tuesday 26 May 2020
Entrance, By Text On Signs, As Found Art, Valencia Street near 18th Street, San Francisco, California

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An "Entrance" sign had been painted on the glass front window of a store. A gray curtain hung behind the sign, and part of a tree was reflected by the glass. Below that hand was a picture of a hand with one finger extended to indicate the direction in which the "Entrance" lay.


Monday 25 May 2020
Dirt, As Found Art, Artist: Westley Williams, Baker Bay Campground and Marina, Oregon

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The young artist, named Westley Williams, used a stick to draw a balloon shape into the dirt of a trail at Baker Bay Campground in Oregon. He then sketched a face inside the balloon and insured the smile was a lopsided one. The transient nature of this art insured that it would never exist again after this day.


Sunday 24 May 2020
"Columbus Café" Mural 1977, Artist: Terry Buckendorf, Restored: 1987, City of Davis Art, 2nd & F Streets, Davis, California

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The "Columbus Café" mural, by artist Terry Buckendorf, showed a man leaned against the wall and loitering. That man was about to light a cigarette there by the open doorway. Above the front door of the "Columbus Café" mural was a large exhaust pipe. The signature was painted as part of the mural. It read, "© July 15, 1977. T.E. Buckendorf, restored 6-26-87." The family sat by the window inside the "Columbus Café" mural. They were dressed for one of those rare very warm days in San Francisco.


Saturday 23 May 2020
"Taking The Scenic Route" Mosaic 2012, Artist: Mark Rivera, An American Mosaic Artist, 424 G Street, Davis, California

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The "Taking The Scenic Route" Mosiac decorated a ramp at the end of a Plant Plaza in downtown Davis, California. Artist Mark Rivera created scenes of the farmlands that surrounded Davis, California. The middle level of the ramp featured a river that swirled its way along the ramp wall. The wall was painted above the ceramic art in blue, and below the ceramic art in green. A fish swam in the river and a heron waited to strike the fish. California poppies grew on the opposite shore. The lowest level of the ramp was decorated in a mosaic design that featured farmlands. Rows of crops were interspersed with grapes, water melons, and pumpkins.


Friday 22 May 2020
"Splash" Mural 2012, Artist: Kerry Rowland-Avrech, An American Artist, and the: Davis Mural Team, 521 1st Street, Davis, California

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The people, depicted on the right-hand side of the "Splash" by Kerry Rowland-Avrech, were stained in warm tones. They were painted in yellow, orange, and red colors. A new sign erected by Natsoulas Studio identified the mural. It read: Kerry Rowland-Avrech and the Davis Mural Team Splash, 2012 The rightmost two of three storm drains were painted at the top of the mural. They spilled paint that was shaded to appear three-dimensional. That shading caused the paint to appear to float away from the surface of the wall. The signature of artist Kerry Rowland-Avrech was painted using blue paint amid the spilled orange paint. It read, "Kerry Rowland-Avrech 2012."


Thursday 21 May 2020
"Hermandad" Sculpture 1968, Artist: Sergio Castillo Mandiola (1925 - 2010), A Chilean Sculptor, Gabrielson Park, Anchor Street at Humboldt Avenue, Sausalito, California

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The bottom of the "Hermandad" sculpture by Sergio Castillo Mandiola was shown with the bolts that attached it to its base. Notice that the sculpture floated a little above its concrete base. The middle of the "Hermandad" sculpture by Sergio Castillo Mandiola was shown closer. Here, the welds of the metal could be clearly seen. The "Hermandad" sculpture by Sergio Castillo Mandiola shown in context with Gabrielson Park. The sculpture towered over Gabrielson Park. The top of the "Hermandad" sculpture by Sergio Castillo Mandiola was created from many pieces of steel. The ends of metal were cut to created the effect of a sharp and thorn-like cluster.


Wednesday 20 May 2020
"Buckyball" Light Sculpture 2016, Artist: Leo Villareal, The Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California

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A closer view of the metal forming the sculpture and the lights embedded into its arms. Those lights now glowed a warm amber. A sign was posted below the sculpture attached to a fence. That sign read in part, "Buckyball Leo Villareal, 2016." Another view of the sculpture looking up and through it. This photograph illustrates how the arms fit together and how each LED pod was caulked to prevent water damage. A final photograph of the "Buckyball" sculpture by Leo Villareal showing that it now glowed purple. This sculpture created a dramatic greeting for those about to visit the Exploratorium on Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California.


Tuesday 19 May 2020
"Flowers for Miss L", Artist: Kelly Detweiler, With: The Davis Mural Team, 3rd Street, Davis, California

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The mural was painted on a flat section of wall on the face of a building on 3rd Street in Davis, California. It depicted a semi-realistic man offering flowers to a cubist woman with a cubist dog. The man's dog also had both eyes on one side of its face. It too bared its teeth in threat to the abstract dog facing it. A closer view of the man's face. His face was more naturalisticly drawn, yet still retained a cartoon quality. Notice that the wind blowing across the man was indicated with white horizontal lines. A bouquet of flowers were arranged in the man's hand as if his hand were a vase. The hills in the background were purple.


Monday 18 May 2020
Elephants Mural, Artist: Aukis, 214 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

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A beige elephant was painted below the windows of a closed store at 214 Valencia Street in San Francisco. It was outlined in an electric blue. The artist's signature was written in the extreme lower left of the mural. It appeared to read, "Aukis." A blue elephant, facing the street, was painted below the front windows of a closed store at 214 Valencia Street, San Francisco. To right of the the blue elephant was a pink elephant which looked left and was outlined in electric blue.


Sunday 17 May 2020
"Large Four Piece Reclining Figure" Sculpture 1973, Artist: Henry Moore (1898 - 1986), A British Artist, A Gift Of Mr & Mrs Earl Rouda 1980, Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California

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One of the two figures looked like a head balanced on a body that lay on its back. San Francisco City Hall was visible beyond the head balanced on the body. The construction visible on the street was San Francisco installing Bus Rapid Transit down the center of Van Ness Avenue. The artist's name was also cast into the bronze base of the sculpture, along with the date of its creation. Those words were, "Henry Moore 1973." A photograph revealing the sculpture from its edge view. The four shapes merge together into a wonderfully complex shape.


Saturday 16 May 2020
"Songs Of Spring" 2008, Artist: Linda Fitz Gibbon, An American Artist, Plant Plaza, 424 G Street,Davis, California

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An egret flew over curls of water against a blue wall in the "Songs Of Spring" art by Linda Fitz Gibbon, in Plant Plaza of Davis, California. A lone peach decorated the corner attached to a larger ceramic work on the next wall. Water seemed to flow around the peach in the "Songs Of Spring" art exhibit by Linda Fitz Gibbon. A small sign was posted on one of the blue walls displaying the art by Linda Fitz Gibbon. That sign read: Linda Fitz Gibbon "Songs Of Spring" 2008 The only bee in the exhibit was viewed from above it. It too was surrounded by swirls of water.


Friday 15 May 2020
"Welcome", A Sign By Title, As Found Art, UpForDayz Coffee, Tea & Juice, 1198 Valencia Street, San Francisco

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A frog held a "Welcome" sign with its red metal fingers. Behind the frog was a, "Business Hours," sign. To the right of the frog was a "Free WiFi," sign next to an open door. To the left of the frog was a black metal bench upon which visitors could sit. Below on the ground was a large stainless steel bowl filled with water for the occasional passing dog. Inside on the floor of the coffee shop were pumpkins in advance of Halloween.


Thursday 14 May 2020
"Smile", A Sign By Title, As Found Art, Sansom Street and Green Street, San Francisco

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An unknown someone spray painted a smiling face on the side of a brick wall. He/She used black spray paint to draw the face. And later, either that person, or another, colored the eyes with blue chalk. The result was a sign on a wall that expressed (among other thoughts) the thought, "Smile."


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