There are over 30 mosaic tile trash cans in Old Oakland. The mosaics were the inspiration of the Old Oakland Neighbors group and was funded by local grants and donations from the community. Juan Lopez of New World Mosaics is the lead artist. 1 The Picasso peace dove mosaic at 9th and Clay Street was created by Old Oakland residents in response to a violent fatal shooting that occurred a few feet away on March 10th, 2013.
The ones spotted so far have nature themes with birds and flowers, e.g., a California quail and California poppies. The third decorated side has been more or less the same as the non-bird side.
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Black Crowned Night Heron on Clay Street between 8th and 9th, installed January, 2016Rufous Humming Bird on Broadway between 7th and 8th Street, installed January 2016Picasso Peace Dove at 9th and Clay, completed by Old Oakland Neighbors, Installed August 2015
Swan at Swan's Market, Clay and 9th Street, Installed August 2015Add Snowy Egrets nesting on Broadway at 8th, installed August 2015, photo by New World Mosaics
Red Tailed Hawk on Washington at 7th Street, installed August 2015, Photos by New World Mosaic.
Road Runner (meep meep!) on Clay Street at 7th Street, installed February 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics. Ridgeway Rail on 6th Street at Washington Street, installed January 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.Barn Owl on Washington at 6th, installed February 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.
Rooster at 9th and Washington, installed February 2016, sponsored by the Old Oakland Farmer's Market. Photos by New World Mosaics.Brown Pelican on Washington at 7th, installed April 2016. Mosaic and photos by New World Mosaics.
Soaring Eagle on Washington at 10th, installed April 2016, sponsored by the Downtown Oakland Association. Mosaic and photo by New World Mosaics.Calla Lilies in plaza at 7th and Clay, installed May 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.
Wildflowers in plaza at 6th and Clay, installed May 2016. Photo by New World MosaicsPileated Woodpecker in Lafayette Square Park, installed June 2016. Photo by New World MosaicsWestern Scrub Jay in Lafayette Square Park, installed June 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics
Great Egret on 10th St at Washington, installed July 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.Screech Owl on Washington at 8th Street, installed July 2016. Photo by New World MosaicsSeagulls on Washington at 9th installed July 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.
White Pelican on Washington at 6th, installed August 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics. Cormorants on Washington at 9th, installed August 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.
Doves on Broadway at 10th, installed September, 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.California Condor on 10th between Broadway and Washington, installed September, 2016. Photo by New World Mosaics.
Doves installed on Washington between 6th and 7th Street, October 2016. Photo by New World Mosaic
Great Blue Heron on Broadway at 9th Street, installed October 2016, Photo by New World Mosaic.
Links and References
Trash receptacles take flight in Old Oakland by Annalee Allen Oakland Tribune August 22, 2015 (dead link; can't find on newspapers.com)
Trash cans become bird art in Oakland
Cleaning up Old Oakland one mosaic at a time