"Taking The Scenic Route" Mosaic 2008, Artist: Mark Rivera, An American Mosiac Artist, 424 G Street, Davis, California

Decorated A Ramp
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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.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:26:32 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5182
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The Sign
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A small sign was hung on one of the walls that formed the ramp. It read:

Mark Rivera
"Taking The Scenic Route"
2008


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:26:56 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5184
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The Sun Rose
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A ceramic sun rose over a scene of farmland. Rows of crops vanished in the distance. In the foreground, grew grape and melons.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:05 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5185
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The Lowest Level
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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.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:15 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5186
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Middle River
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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.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:30 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5187
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More Fish Swam
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More fish swam up the ceramic river that was part of the "Taking The Scenic Route" mural by artist Mark Rivera. At this time of day, the river lay in shade.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:33 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5188
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Hot Air Balloons
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The top of the ramp featured the sun rising rendered in mosaic tiles. To the right of the sun, three hot air balloons floated up among the stars.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:40 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5189
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An Howl
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To the right of the hot air balloons flew a mosaic owl among mosaic stars.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:42 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5190
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Black Birds
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To the extreme right of the upper layer of the ramp, two blackbirds or crows flew through the nighttime sky among stars.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:47 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5191
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The Signature
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The artist's signature read, "Rivera 2008." Above the signature a comet blazed across the mosaic night sky among mosaic stars.


"Taking The Scenic Route" external link Art external link 2008   •  Artist: Mark Rivera external link   •  Plant Plaza   •  424 G Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:27:53 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 23 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5192
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