Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Mural: California Quail

The quail is the state bird and the poppy the state flower.  The mural can be found at MacArthur and 108th Avenue close to the San Leandro border.  It was created in 2011 as a collaboration between several people and agencies.  The primary artists are Dan Fontes and Caroline Stern who were recruited by the methadone clinic whose wall carries this mural.  Fontes has previously been featured here and here.  This neighborhood has more than its share of crime and blight.  Although the wall has several tags, none are written on the mural.  A recent newspaper article indicates that the mural is valued by the local community and is a bright spot in a beleaguered neighborhood.

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 get to decide what constitutes a mural.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to the mural finds posted this week.

20 comments:

  1. What a cute mural, glad the neighborhood respects the work.

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  2. That is so well done that I am still not 100% sure the bricks are there or have been removed for the mural.

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  3. This is beautifully drawn. And it is heartwarming to hear that the taggers are leaving it alone!

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  4. What a wonderful mural. I really like the colours of this one.
    An artistic mural from me today!

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  5. Lovely! It's great there are no tags on the mural.

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  6. Nice to have a state bird and a state flower. In the Netherlands we don't have those I think.the mural is very clear in it. I like it.

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  7. Who would guess that graffiti "artists" would respect this mural; so happy that they did!

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  8. I really like this one. WHat a nicely painted bird!

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  9. This one is a beauty. They have removed ricks and stuccoed over the space to create a smooth surface for the painting. That is great! And I am happy to read that the community respects the mural and leaves it alone, even in an area with lost of desperation.

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  10. That's a wonderful bird. Glad that the neighbourhood likes it!

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  11. Wonderful! I am going to have to get myself organised to participate again. Rae

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  12. Another fantastic mural. Greetings.

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  13. I like it a lot ODP, such a happy mural, glad the taggers haven't actually compromised it'

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