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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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 face drawn on a door as part of the right-end mural, the one by Berj and TimothyB_Art. The face continued down and onto the surface of the sidewalk. Signatures were painted at the top right corner of the wall. They read: @Berj.J.Berj @CreativeShields @TimothyB_Art 2018 A closer shot of a pair of tree-stump faces drawn in what looked like a meadow at night. 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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One of the signatures read, "Collaboration with Art . . ." and "1998." A quotation that began, "April, forever shall you have a place in my heart, springing forth as an angel from heaven. A closer view of a section of the wall which slowed the CU of WORLD'S CURE. The rightmost end of the mural showed a more celebratory scene with brighter colors and a more complex design. The penultimate right end of the mural showed grave stones and lists of the names of the dead. A closer view of the middle of the mural. A woman peered out from a field of flowers. Overhead a butterfly flew. 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. 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. The artist's signature lay to the right of a brick building with a dark and foreboding door. The signature read, "Bayne 2015 @baynegardner." A duck with the body of a turtle hovered using white wings. A painting of a Kool-Aid-style pitcher filled with ice and a multi-colored liquid. That pitcher had a face, arms and legs. He ran away from two fingers held high. Clutched in his right hand was a bug. 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

Related stories: Duch Bros. Coffee Mural 2015 Fish & Bird Mural 2018

More mural was located on the side of the same building, but around the corner and behind. That wall faced no street, so could only be discovered while walking. 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. The artist's signature was spray painted on the upper left of the hidden wall. It read, "Bayne 2016." 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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The woman's snake hair was sculpted and painted to give it at tactile texture. The woman's left forearm was covered in a wide variety of designs. Some resembled animals while others were more abstract. Tiny human-like figures marched up the top of the woman's left arm. Dozens of birds flew and hovered in the eddies caused by the flames burning on the woman's outstretched arm. The woman's upper right arm burned in blue flames above and below. The arm itself was covered in a wide variety of symbolic figures. Storm clouds rolled into the upper right of the mural. Lightning struck and flowers flew in the storm. 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 right of the mural, this time viewed from above. The mural was a surreal collection of objects and people. It showed a gigantic figure striding across a field of roses while carrying the Earth pierced with arrows. A last view of the mural from down on the sidewalk, this time across the street from the mural. To the left of this shot was the parking structure. The sign identifying the mural was at sidewalk level. This mural was part of the "Wide Open Walls" festival in Sacramento, California. View all


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

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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? 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 pair of eyes suggests a face hidden behind sparkling clouds. That face stared out at all passersby on the sidewalk. This mural would win any staring contest. 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. Old Christmas lights decorate an eve overhanging the sidewalk.Just below the overhang, two large eyes gazed out at the empty street. The address was displayed on the front of the building just above and to the right of a large eye. A box was mounted on the wall just below the address. View all


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