Here’s the last of this year’s Oakland Mural Festival pieces. This one is by Susan Greene and Art Forces. The woman is Cheemah, mother of the spirit fire. It is modeled on a statue in Jack London Square, by Osprey Orielle Lake. The mural is still progress now, but it’s coming along now.
The bottom picture is from one of the first days of painting.
Here’s the Oakland Mural Festival piece by organizing group, Los Pobres Artistas. They are an art group with artists who are Chilenos or who have ties to Chile. They worked on this mural with help from students at Oakland International High School. This mural addresses migration and depicts migrants crossing the ocean in a rubber boat, as many do getting to Europe. The multicolored flag represents the diversity of people in Chile.
Aren’t these beautiful women with knees above the water that are the mountains of Hawaii? I am really moved by this mural by @nanealum Kinolauoko’olaupoko
This Seattle mural is by Crystal Barbré. It’s outside of a strip club, interestingly, and there’s a lovely and strange sexual and oceanic theme to it. Tentacles anyone?
This mural was shared with me by a fan of this page. She saw this mural and wanted to share it on Finer Points Oakland. Thanks! It’s by Carolina Stern, in North Oakland.
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Another Bay Area Mural Festival piece that is in the Richmond Greenway. As you can see, the greenway is still under construction, although the mural is complete. Mural is by R M Salazar.
When I arrived, the gates to the greenway were locked so I had to take this remote pic.
Look at this gorgeous mural but DJ Agana, Keena Rimano, and Dime. We owe it to our children to leave them clean water for their survival. Part of the Bay Area Mural Festival in Richmond this year. Painted on the Brighter Beginnings Clinic in Richmond.
We need more bees and more healthy environments for bees to live in. This is a mural to raise awareness about bees by Griffin One and it’s part of the Bay Area Mural Festival in Richmond.
I was delighted to see this wrap around mural go up near to my house. It was painted by Youth Spirit Artworks, peskador, and Eli Lippert. Lovely views of Alaska perhaps, plus a sea otter.
Here’s some van art with fish and worms sand this strange red guy. What’s he doing? This fish is pretty cool looking, it’s a betty deep water gosh, from where there’s no sun light. The antenna thing on its head lights up like its own personal flashlight.