San Jose Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California
The 20 students selected for 2018 Downtown Doors exhibition shared personal insights and emotions to create artworks with themes ranging from the portrayal of strong women to the comical, all the while splashing vibrant colors and utilizing an abundance of techniques and styles on downtown San Jose's urban landscape. These compelling pieces of art will add aesthetic relief to San Jose's core by being attached to downtown service doors and utility boxes located mostly on key thoroughfares. The artworks also offer food for thought to thousands of pedestrians. [from san jose foundation website]
Identity Crisis 2016 Industrial Jungle 2017 Mama 2016 Modern World 2018 Mother Nature 2018 Reflection 2017 The Face 2018 The Unknown 2018
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Industrial Jungle 2017 Artist: Arina Mukhina San Jose Downtown Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California

The Jungle is a 1906 novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities [from wikipedia]

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The Unknown 2018 Artist: Craig Shepherd San Jose Downtown Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California

One that is not known or not well-known, something that requires discovery, identification, or clarification. [paraphrased from merriam webster]

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Mama 2016 Artist: Jazmin Eusebio San Jose Downtown Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California

A mother is the female parent of a child. Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their biological offspring. Thus, dependent on the context, women can be considered mothers by virtue of having given birth, by raising their child(ren), supplying their ovum for fertilisation, or some combination thereof. [from wikipedia]

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The Face 2018 Artist: Jennifer Madrigal Gunderson High School Project: San Jose "Downtown Doors" Sponsor: Fairfield Residential Company, LLC Site host: San Jose Producer: San Jose Downtown Foundation

The face is a central body region of sense and is also very central in the expression of emotion among humans and among numerous other species. The face is normally found on the anterior (frontal, rostral) surface of the head of animals or humans, although not all animals have faces. The face is crucial for human identity, and damage such as scarring or developmental deformities have effects stretching beyond those of solely physical inconvenience. [from wikipedia]

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Modern World 2018 Artist: Renee Gonzalez San Jose Downtown Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California

Modernity, a topic in the humanities and social sciences, is both a historical period (the modern era), as well as the ensemble of particular socio-cultural norms, attitudes and practices that arose in the wake of Renaissance, in the "Age of Reason" of 17th-century thought and the 18th-century "Enlightenment". [from wikipedia]

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Reflection 2017 Artist: Stefania Gueorguieva San Jose Downtown Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California

Human self-reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. The earliest historical records demonstrate the great interest which humanity has had in itself. Human self-reflection is related to the philosophy of consciousness, the topic of awareness, consciousness in general and the philosophy of mind. [from wikipedia]

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Identity Crisis 2016 Artist: Stephanie Pham San Jose Downtown Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California

The stage of psychosocial development in which identity crisis may occur is called the Identity Cohesion vs. Role Confusion. During this stage, adolescents are faced with physical growth, sexual maturity, and integrating ideas of themselves and about what others think of them. Adolescents therefore form their self-image and endure the task of resolving the crisis of their basic ego identity. Successful resolution of the crisis depends on one's progress through previous developmental stages, centering on issues such as trust, autonomy, and initiative. [from wikipedia]

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Mother Nature 2018 Artist: Yajaira Acosta San Jose Downtown Doors Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes San Jose, California

Mother Nature (sometimes known as Mother Earth or the Earth-Mother) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it, in the form of the mother. [from wikipedia]

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