These ladies just jump up to catch the light! They are on the grounds of Omega Salvage.
There are mosaics blooming all over jingletown and here are some of the lovely sights. Although this building is jingletown studios now, I was told or was previously a mosaic studio. Makes sense!
A beautiful octopus mural that spreads across walls and pillars. I love the sucker cups and the curling tentacles weaving across the pillars. If you want to see it, it’s in Mosswood Park.
I saw this lovely mural rising above, but intertwined in, the gardens in deep east Oakland.
If not us, then who?
If not together, then how?
A phrase adapted from the famous quote from Hillel, “If I am not for myself who is for me? And being for my own self, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?”
I happen to like the adaptation better than the original.
This is the large, colorful sign outside the main library in Oakland. It’s kind of nice, very institutional, but I like it. The second pic is of a small mosaic in a doorway in Oakland Chinatown. Nice!
An overly corn-fed waspy firefighter on the wall in downtown Oakland. Themitraliscalled The Firefighter, and is painted by Michael and John Manente.
Does he remind you of Harrison Ford, or is it just me?
Saw this little basket hanging by itself from a street light. Pretty against the sky.
This is the 8th of nine in the series of hand painted electrical boxes by local artists, sponsored by Athen B Gallery. This one is by John Felix Arnold and is on Grand Ave and Broadway.
I enjoy the sake lounge sign in the background too.
In the heart of Chinatown Oakland, there is a community center, with a playground for kids. And in the middle of that, there’s a little house, probably used for storage, but decorated really nicely. And here it is.