Monday, April 5, 2010

West Oakland sculpture

Oakland has a vibrant arts scene.  This giant sculpture can be found at 20th St. and Mandela Parkway in West Oakland.  It is probably 10 feet long and 7 feet high made of found industrial parts.  The studio is housed in an old warehouse with no identifying name.  Across the street are two 15 foot high standingfigures in the same style.


  1. Looks like he is looking for a lost contact lens.

    Very cool sculpture it is,

  2. My goodness, that's some rear end!!
    Lovely structure, and very interesting position.


  3. Are the pine cone a joke
    or part of the exhibit? ;~))

  4. That's very strange and more than a little disturbing. You've done a good job showing it off.

    I'll be in touch soon about our upcoming visit.

  5. «Louis» has missed this - and he often travels on Mandela Parkway. He'll look for it next time he uses that road.

  6. My initial reaction was the same as Eleonora's, but her terminology is more polite. ;)

    I do like the style though. Not surprising because I love rusty metal sculptures. It's the texture.

    Are the acorns part of the artwork? Looks like s/he's about to eat them off the ground.

  7. This was really some of a sculpture..hehe:-)
    Wish you a great week!

  8. The sculpture really got my curiosity's well done, seems a real strucutral challenge and that is takes a lot of work to I went on a circuitous web search.
    "Das Mann's latest symphony is taking place at an enormous building in West Oakland. He and his business partner, Karen Cusolito, recently became the sole leaseholders of the Big Art Studios at American Steel. It's a 250,000-square-foot warehouse housing eighteen bridge cranes and 300 to 400 artists at any given time. Many tenants use the space to create metal sculptures. But there's a whole warehouse for painters, jewelry designers, and other fine artists, as well as a recording studio for DJs and others musicians. They also rent space to small nonprofits."
    He created a Burning Man sculpture in 1998 - for the weird festival at Black Rock, NV.
    more of his BIG ART.
    Too strange for me but the huge sculptures are still fascinating and amazing.