Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Mural: Life Givers

This mural, entitled, Life Givers, is another project of the Community Rejuvenation Project.  It is found at 83rd and MacArthur Avenue in East Oakland.  Desi WOME (Weapons of Mass Expression hip hop collective) founded the project and is typically involved in the creation of the murals.  Amazingly, they seem to throw them up very quickly.  I assume lots of planning time is invested prior to the actual painting.  CRP firmly believes that murals fight blight and help build stronger communities.  Check out his website for more information.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to the murals posted this week.  Once you start looking, it's amazing how many you can find.  P.s.  It's time, Suzanne.

15 comments:

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  2. I love the bold colors and happy faces.

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  3. These murals are so vivid and bright. They really stand out and I'm sure locals must love them?

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  4. Excellent idea and lovely mural!

    Thanks for hosting.

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  5. Murals definitely help fight blight - especially happy murals as this one shows!

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  6. Those bright colours are fantastic! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us.

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  7. "...murals fight blight and help build stronger communities"... the first part is easy to agree to; the second part needs empirical evidence, even if my gut says it's true. This mural (like mine this week) also imparts positive values.

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  8. I like that this one is focused on women. The colors are nice and bright too! Very eye catching. :)

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  9. Love it! Also love their philosophy - headed off to their website now - Thanks so much for the info :-)

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  10. Another good one. They do help bring change to a neighbourhood.

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  11. Colorful mural that teach subtly like this are bonding.

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  12. A wonderful vibrant mural well captured.

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  13. Great feminist art! It does my heart good to see a community appreciating it's women!

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  14. Great mural! Love the title.

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