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 duck with the body of a turtle hovered using white wings. The mural occupied the wall on the side of a building behind Duch Bros. Coffee at the corner of "E. 1th Avenue and High Street in Eugene, Oregon. The artist's signature lay to the right of a brick building with a dark and foreboding door. The signature read, "Bayne 2015 @baynegardner." 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 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. The mural on the side of the building featured two abstract cars driving through what appeared to be a wind blown day. The second car in the mural was an abstract image of a generic car. This car might be a two-seater sports car. This car was also painted over a window, but unlike the Volkswagen, it was clean of graffiti. 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. 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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Dozens of birds flew and hovered in the eddies caused by the flames burning on the woman's outstretched arm. The woman's snake hair was sculpted and painted to give it at tactile texture. The artist's signature was painted in the lower left of the mural. It read,"Colette Crutcher © 1998." 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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Another view of the bottom left of the mural this time viewed from above. The Earth was pierced by arrows. A large hand carried it. The arm wore a double button shirt and a watch. A lock hung from the bottom edge of the figure. The middle of the mural showed a city constructed on top of the lower figure's arm. An angry keyhole was above the town. Above that a hand held the foot of an even higher figure. The artists signed the mural in its bottom right-hand corner. It was signed "© HownNosm 2017." Off to the right, an American flag was blown over itself. Another view of the bottom right of the mural, this time viewed from above. 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. 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 big hand reached out across the mural, one would expect, toward the Seer. 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. Old Christmas lights decorate an eve overhanging the sidewalk.Just below the overhang, two large eyes gazed out at the empty street. The entire long mural as seen from across 7th Street in Oakland, California. A person walking past lent a sense of scale to the mural. The rain had just ended, so the air was cold and the street was wet. View all


Monday 8 July 2019
Once Upon A Time In The Mission Mural 2017, Artists: Precita Eyes Murals, As A Collaboration Form Of Art, On Shotwell Near 24th Street, San Francisco, California

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The lower part of an "S" contained an image of Mission Delores and, in front of that, a bit of the grass at Delores Park. From a distance the mural appeared to be composed of two large words, "Mission," and "District." The mural covered the lower half of an apartment building. This mural was located on Shotwell Street near to 24th Street. The first "I" of "District" contained the front part of a low rider car. Part of the mural was dedicated to the "Loving Memory" of the "Shotwell Familia." Across the face of a boom box were the words, "Don't Let No One Get You Down." View all


Sunday 7 July 2019
Market Street Railway Mural 2003-2004, Artist: Mona Caron, 15th Street and Church Street, San Francisco, California

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One sidewalk on Market Street was full of people with bicycles. One homeless man pushed a shopping cart. The word "Rezist!" was graffitied to a store front. A commercial ad decorated a kiosk. A sun station used gigantic household plugs to charge electric cars. The last panel shows one possible future view of Market Street. A river passed under it. Pedestrians and bicycle dominated the street. Historic and new style trolleys shared the rails. And two people rode ostriches's along the street. The next panel showed Market Street taken over by an early Pride Parade. View all


Saturday 6 July 2019
Old Mural, Artist: Nigel Sussman, 2447 Dwight Way, Berkeley, California

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In the past, Nigel Sussman had painted a mural to cover an entrance to the same building that was decorated by the "Good Morning Berkeley," mural . This mural defaced by weather, sunlight and people. It was so worn that it was almost illegible. Just enough of it was visible to see that Nigel Sussman painted it, and that it was of roughly the same theme as the other mural. View all


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