Sunday 21 July 2019
1300 7th Street Murals 2018, Artist: Gio Mantis (left side), Artists: Berj and TimothyB_Art (right side), Sponsor: Creative Shield (Oakland Mural Project), 1300 7th Street, Oakland, California

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A closer view of the bird to the right of the woman's face drawn on the left-end of the murals. The bird was covered in geometric patterns. A face was painted on what looked like a tree stump. A dry-stand pipe in red, rose in parallel to the face. The mural to the left, the woman's face with birds, was the original mural by Gio Mantis. The mural to the right was painted later and blended to join with the original. That later mural was painted by Berj and TimothyB_Art. A closer view of the tree face, here with a lock box painted to match the face. A view of the right end of the mural, the part drawn by Berj and TimothyB_Art, as seen from the sidewalk. View all


Saturday 20 July 2019
The Hope For the World Cure Mural 1998, The "HIV/AIDS" Mural A Precita Eye Muralst's Project, 16th Street at Market Street, Next To: Breakfast Republic, San Francisco, California

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A closer view of the middle of the mural. A woman peered out from a field of flowers. Overhead a butterfly flew. More names of the dead were listed below gigantic tears dripping down the face of the mural. The names included, "Beth Moore Quay," and "Charles Sexton." A closer shot of a man dying in a hospital bed. Clearly he was dying of complications caused by HIV/AIDS. Another section of the wall listed, "F-St Renovation," and "$13,500,000.xx." A quotation that began, "April, forever shall you have a place in my heart, springing forth as an angel from heaven. View all


Friday 19 July 2019
Windows At Night, As Home Structure Features

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While waiting for a trolley on King Street in San Francisco, I notice that only two of several windows were lit at 10:00 at night. The street and building lights dipped into the orange and gave the entire scene an eerie feeling. View all


Thursday 18 July 2019
Construction Workers, As A Vocation For People

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Two construction workers held ropes to help guide a huge, heavy I-beam into a hole. This was part of the construction of San Francisco's Central Subway. View all


Wednesday 17 July 2019
Raised Gardens, As A Form Of Place

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A raised garden bed and path around it replaced a lawn in the front of the house. As you can see, the raised garden bed really improved the look of the front yard. View all


Tuesday 16 July 2019
Boarded Over, Windows As Home Features

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Two boarded up windows were found in an old brick building in downtown Sacramento, California. The window on the left contained a bit of art that read, "Doomsayers." The window on the right was two windows inside one frame. The left window in that frame was gone. The right window in that frame was a bit more present but still lacked glass. View all


Monday 15 July 2019
Orange As A Form Of Fruit

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Oranges were knocked from tree during a heavy rain. The tree was planted in the sidewalk, so the oranges were public and could be picked up and eaten by anyone. View all


Sunday 14 July 2019
Duch Bros. Coffee Mural 2015, Artist: Bayne Gardner, Behind Duch Bros. Coffee, E. 11th Street Just Past High Street, Eugene, Oregon

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A creature with duck feet shot its tongue out and was about to eat a surprised flower. Smoke rose from behind a carnivorous plant. A castle lay atop a hill. A cloud with two eyes watched everything. The mural lay behind a double line of cars pulled into a driveway and waiting for coffee. The mural itself lay behind an actual hedge. To the right was a drawing that looked like a video game. Lots of strange looking objects floated in the air or hid behind bushes. View all


Saturday 13 July 2019
Shut Door Signs, By Text On Signs, As Found Art

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The words, "Shut Door." were stenciled to a roll-up door. The meaning of the sign was ambiguous. Was it a command to those that used the door to always leave it shut? Or was it a notice to strangers that this was a working door that was currently shut? Or was this notice that this door was permanently shut and would never open? View all


Friday 12 July 2019
Downtown Automotive Repair Mural 2016, Artist: Bayne Gardner, 407 E. 11th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon

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The artist's signature was spray painted on the upper left of the hidden wall. It read, "Bayne 2016." The mural looked like laundry blown in the wind, or like car parts blown in a hurricane. The red in the mural matched the red of the side of the building. A Volkswagen Beetle was painted over a window. Although abstract, the Volkswagen Beetle was clearly drawn. A small white patch of graffiti despoiled the car. The mural, at first glance, appeared to occupy the side of the building just under the eve. It was an abstract design that worked well with the surrounding colors. View all


Thursday 11 July 2019
Tonantsin Renace Mural 1998, Artist: Colette Crutcher, An American Artist, 16th Street and Sanchez Street, San Francisco, California

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A bright red woman with arms spread was the main feature of the mural. Leafs in a tree planted in the sidewalk partly obscured her headdress. The woman's snake hair was sculpted and painted to give it at tactile texture. The upper left side of the mural was covered in birds. Those birds flew over flames and upward toward a silver light. The woman's necklace was sculpted from tiny bits of tile formed into a complex mosaic. A closer view of the woman's upper right arm. Fish swam up to her armpit. Tiny figures marched above and the arm itself was covered in a wide variety of designs. View all


Wednesday 10 July 2019
Marriott Mural 2017, Artists: Raoul and Davide Perré known as "How and Nosm", American Artists, Marriott Sacramento Downtown at Capital Park, 1121 15th Street, Sacramento, California

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The top of the mural showed a figure holding a key. That key, just perhaps, might fit one of the two lower keyholes. This figure had a hole in its shoulder, and held a ribbon. Another view of the bottom left of the mural this time viewed from above. The sign identifying the mural was at sidewalk level. This mural was part of the "Wide Open Walls" festival in Sacramento, California. Hands down, the best view of this mural was from the top of an adjacent parking structure. From this view, one can appreciate just how huge this mural was. View all


Tuesday 9 July 2019
Small Rabbit, July 2019, Animalblog by Terry Costales

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My son spotted this very small rabbit in our backyard at dusk one evening. Still light enough to get a quick shot. Of the many quick little chipmunks I saw that week, this was the only photo I was able to get. Did I mention they were quick? View all


Tuesday 9 July 2019
The Seer Mural 2018, Artists: Rachel Wolf-Goldsmith and Natty Rebel, Sponsored By: BAMP (Bay Area Mural Project), 1255 7th Street, Oakland, California

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A woman's face looked out from behind the razor-edged pyramid. She gazed at a bird that also gazed at her. Behind this face-off was a geometric design. A big hand reached out across the mural, one would expect, toward the Seer. Old Christmas lights decorate an eve overhanging the sidewalk.Just below the overhang, two large eyes gazed out at the empty street. A wider shot showing the location of the hand and the eyes on the left side of the mural. The right end of the mural contained the Seer, faces, and birds. The left end of the mural depicted a six eyed seer flanked by two birds and two newly sprouted plants. View all


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