4th Street Mosaic 1979, Artist: P Vandenberge, 4th Street, Sacramento, California

At The Front
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The mosaic decorated the wall at the front of an office building on 4th Street in Sacramento, California. Viewed from the sidewalk it appeared random.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:08:52 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1651
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Artist's Signature
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The artist's signature was on a white tile in the lower right of the mosaic. It read, "© P VandenBerge 79/80."


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:09:04 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1652
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Overlapping Arches
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Two arches in the mural overlapped each other. They were constructed using a mixture of rectangular and curved tiles.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:09:19 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1655
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A Fish
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A fish swam in abstract near the upper left of the mosaic. The fish had an oversized yellow nose.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:09:24 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1657
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A Curl And Red Dot
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One of the tiles in the mosaic contained a dark curl design with a red dot near its base. That red dot echoed the splash of red in the neighbor tile to its right.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:09:45 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C10_1659
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Pale Pink
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One of the tiles contained the palest of pink washes. That tile was surround by richly colored tiles.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:09:49 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1660
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Bright Yellow
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At the left edge of the mosaic, in a shape reminiscent of Nevada, was a tile colored bright yellow with an orange corner, and with bits of orange invading the yellow.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:09:56 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1661
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Black And Blue
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A black tile floated over a sea blue tile. The illusion was that of a stealth ship cruising the vast Pacific Ocean.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:10:03 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C10_1663
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Easter Egg
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The 4th Street Mosaic contained an Easter Egg. In this instance, the Easter Egg was literally an Easter Egg shape in orange and blue located near the base of the mosaic and just above the sidewalk.


4th Street Mosaic 1979 external link   •  Artist: P Vandenberge   •  4th Street external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:10:09 Wednesday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_1664
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