PPAC Sacramento II

Post created for the prompt: Photographing Public Art Challenge

The first few photos are updates on photos I posted last week. The rest are new. Each photo is followed by a brief description for the visually impaired.

In last week’s PPAC Sacramento post, I shared a picture of this Starfighter mural by Christina Angelina, in progress. This is the mural at its peak, in 2018. In this photo, the left and right walls have been painted to match the mural in the center.

Since this picture was taken, the side walls have been painted gray.

The photo below shows the left wall being painted to match the mural, while the right wall is completely gray.

Above: Starfighter mural by Christina Angelina
Below: Mural by Jorit Agoch

Mural by Jorit Agoch: This mural focuses on the face of a young boy, who appears to be Native American or Chicano. His eyes convey sadness and anger far beyond his years. Two painted lines trail down each side of his face. Below him, an eagle and a dragon hold up a red peace sign. To one side of the boy’s face are the words “teach peace.” On the other side is a small skull with cross bones.

Above: 15 story Johnny Cash Mural by Shepard Fairey. I happened to get lucky enough to snap some photos just as some fire trucks were driving by in front of Firestone Public House, right underneath the mural.

Below: The same mural with a different fire truck driving by.

Above: Temporary mural on plywood in front of a closed-down restaurant. The mural says “trust your struggle.”

Above: Alley mural, artist unknown. The mural shows a police officer stopping a child who appears to be walking to school. A child with lighter skin is walking by behind them, undeterred. In the background is the Sacramento skyline, with the Tower Bridge to the left.

Above: An Altar for Chyna Doll Dupree by Jessica Sabogal and Shanna Strauss. This picture shows one third of the mural. This section features a painting of Chyna on several pieces of reclaimed wood. Her picture is cupped in the palm of her mother, who is depicted next to her.

Above: The left section of the mural. This section depicts people marching through the streets of Sacramento with signs that say, “Black Lives Matter,” “Am I Next?” and “Say Her Name.” In front of them is a large teal banner that says “White Silence = Violence.”

Above: The right section of the mural. The top portion says “Protect Our Trans Daughters” in large bold lettering. Underneath this, the mural reads, “This mural was created to document the epidemic of anti-transgender violence across the U.S. in 2017. Chyna Gibson, a powerful black trans performer from Sacramento, was killed in New Orleans. Depicted here is her mother Tammie Crittindon Lewis, who uplifted Chyna’s well-being, identity, and spirit throughout her life. What will you do to uplift and protect our trans community? #riseupasone “

Above: This photo shows the entire mural with all of the above sections.

Above: Raphael Delgado mural. The three-story tall mural is of a geometrically painted red, orange, and yellow bear walking across a black background. Green hills in the distance only come up to the bear’s ankles, perhaps implying that it is wandering through the foothills.

The mural is above Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant. I’ve never been there, but it always smells amazing when I walk by.

Above: Temporary mural over a boarded-up business near Downtown Commons. The mural is divided into diamonds. The bottom diamonds show a blue goddess with her hands in various positions. The rest of the diamonds are multi-colored patterns of swirls and droplets.

Above: A lightrail train car painted with dogs.

Above: Temporary mural over a boarded-up business. A large blue heron with its wings spread takes up most of the wall. Below the heron, a tractor plows grains. Above the heron is a skyline of Northern California mountains.

I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more symbolism in this mural that I’m not picking up on, too.

Above: Temporary mural during the boarding up and reconstruction of K Street. The mural is of the faces of four people with their eyes closed, apparently enjoying music. The mural says, “When you look at a city it’s like reading the hope aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.”

Above: Temporary mural during the reconstruction of K street. The mural depicts the Sacramento skyline behind a large plot of farm land. One side of the mural says “farm” and the other says “fork.” Clearly a depiction of Sacramento’s “farm to fork capitol” slogan.

That’s all for this post. 🙂

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Awesome murals. I love which carry a message too.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Sadje ❤ ❤ ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  2. pvcann says:

    I love murals and street art, always they tell a story, these are fab.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much ❤


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