Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Oakland!

If you follow this blog, you might have seen this one before. 
I am posting it again because it's my favorite city in the world - my hometown

Wishing you a safe, healthy and fun 2011!!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

DeFermery Park Graffiti Battle - Oakland

A couple months back the 2nd Annual Estria Graffiti Battle was held in DeFermery Park.  Here are my shots take during the morning hours of the battle.

 The 24 contestants who participated were all hand picked and the battle was to paint one word (drawn from a hat) on a 16 x 18 canvas.  Judging was based on concept, form, color palette and technical proficiency.

Even though I was born and raised in Oakland, I had never been to DeFermery which is located in West Oakland.  I remember my mother's stories though of swimming there (back in the 30's) and I even think that the DeFermery Park Center is where my grandmother took her citizenship classes in the 40's.

For a complete view of all entries, visit the Estria site.

And the First Place Winner is.......
Vyal One LOD of Los Angeles

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cave Art - High Street - Oakland

Just by chance, I saw these pieces while driving my friend Yogarden around who was filming a video for her film class.  Fred, Wilma, Barney and Dino are in it!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Read Up! Oakland

This afternoon,  I was driving around and running errands. While at the stop lights I looked over and saw this piece. I had to park on sidewalk in front of a chained gate as both sides of the street had a "No Parking At Anytime" sign. Camera was positioned (squeezed) between gate posts.

Work done on corrugated material.  I like the fact that a book is included.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

From the Streets of Oakland

There are lots of works around my hometown - here are just a few for today.
  More to come...







This one comes from St. Elizabeth's High School - Building

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