So this is really more like public art than street art, the Oakland cityscape is on the glass doors and windows of the Marriott hotel, but it’s cool nonetheless.
Some silly bits of street art from around town. An elephant on a truck from irot, and a little face from baby newport, I presume. Let’s go Oakland!
Here’s a series of pics that show street art appearing on the wall. This looks a bit like a Pacific Northwest native style totem pole to me, I can see a wolf’s head in the lower left corner.
I was visiting with dragon school artists while they were painting, and then I see @omaelmacasa run across the road and talk to a resident who was taking his trash out. I guess he asked if he could paint a mural on that wall. Next thing, he was over there rolling white paint over the wall. I’ve come back a few time in the next week, and seen the project in stages. Happy to share them with you!
Killer whales and dolphins and an octopus swimming under the freeway! I love these random street art finds.
These guys are in North Oakland close to Piedmont.
Street art from the alley next to a bar in Chinatown Oakland. A regal lion, a pac man ghost by @math_dis, and a funny looking guy. All mixed into the beer kegs.
Well look at that! It’s been one year to the day that I started sharing my pictures of street art, public art, and garbage can art with you all on this blog! It’s been a wonderful year and I’m still delighted every day to find the little surprises on walls, and alleys, and stickers that the street artists leave for us.
I also really enjoy watching street art as it changes over time. Sometimes a piece will get added to, or tagged over, or completely erased. Aand after that, sometimes the same artist will return to do a new piece in the same spot. So cool to see it evolve!
And thank you, dear viewers, for giving me the perfect Blogaversary gift, reaching my goal of 10,000 page views in one year (actually we’re over now with about 10,500). My other goal was to do 365 posts by today, and I’ve made it! So today, for my 365th post and my Blogaversary, I am going to share a picture from each of the top ten most popular posts that I’ve done all year. And if you like a pic, follow the link underneath it to go back to the original post and see all the pictures.
Enjoy, and let’s see how fast we can get to 20,000.
#1 most popular post
Here is harm, up on the wall, stay out of his way. Also a nice memorial wall to Oscar Grant and Mario Woods. The first is by #math_dis and both are in downtown Oakland.
Here are some golden poppies to brighten up your rainy day. California poppies are the state flower, and they open every morning when the sun comes up, and close again at night. They love the sun! This mural is on a wall in Downtown Oakland.
Curious streetart that’s maybe a mixture of different artists. Those are irot birds and Reggie Warlock monsters. And those breasts? Let me know what you know.
And for this streetart that was outside drying, well, maybe someone got carried away.
Quit expecting favors, going dumb. Well that’s quite a message, but while favors get us a long way in life, expecting them to be given makes us arrogant and ungrateful.
However, nice street art by @math_dis.