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Oakland has been enhancing the look of its public trash containers for some time now. The most recent example, installed last week, is a tile mosaic on a trash container located on Broadway, between 7th and 8th Sts.
This mosaic depicts a pair of Snowy Egrets, standing on a nest that includes three eggs. The egrets are accurately portrayed with brilliant white feathers and head plumes, long, black beaks and legs, and yellow-orange feet. Beautiful, white clouds and blue sky, transitioning from light to dark, can be seen on other sides of the container, as the mosaic wraps around.
The mosaic is the artistic work of Juan Lopez, a Bay Area Master Tile Craftsman, with New World Mosaics. Mr. Lopez’s tile artistry can be viewed throughout Oakland, on trash containers as well as on murals at local schools. Please see the following website for more information on Mr. Lopez’s work: http://newworldmosaics.com/
Oakland just got a little more beautiful. Keeping Oakland Beautiful is everybody’s business.
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