Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mural: The Carpenter

This new mural is located downtown at San Pablo and about 16th Street.  It is done by John and Michael Manente. The mural is situated on the back of an odd shaped building and as you can see is two stories high.  It's quite striking in its painterly quality and verisimilitude.  I'd swear it wasn't there a month ago.  I like that it is talking directly to us.  What do you think the message is?

8 comments:

  1. Fabulous, it appears to want to be a series. If so, hope we see more of them from you.

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  2. Now, THIS one is wonderful and is ART. I love it. So, what do you think the story is? Will more start appearing?

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  3. Great mural, but what is the message ???

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  4. It looks almost like a photograph instead of a painting, so realistic! I'd guess it's one in potentially a series of portraits of local small businesspeople...? Is it usual to see white dudes with long dreadlocks there? (Or am I seeing that wrong?) Sure is an odd shaped building.:-)

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  5. It is meant to be jesus the carpenter...in oakland...treat everyone with respect. You never know who you might be talking to.

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