Again, on my varied travels through out the Town, my eye cant help but catch images of pride here and there. Specifically, pride for the home team – the Oakland A’s.
A little mural displaying a huge chant: Let’s Go Oakland! Located near 54th Ave. and San Leandro Street in East Oakland, this art was done by the TDK Crew. Photo: Katherine Brown
In North Oakland near Telegraph Ave. and 45th Street, I came across a mosaic honoring Oakland native and Baseball Hall of Famer, Rickey Henderson. Artist unknown. Photo: Katherine Brown
Stay. A simple plea to a team that has so much history rooted in a city that has nothing but unconditional love for them. Designed by the TDK Crew, you can find this mural in Downtown Oakland near Jack London Square. Photo: Katherine Brown
Driving around the Town, I came across a few displays of art that literally caused me to stop driving, get out of my car, and capture these images. To some, these images may be viewed as vandalism. Or an additional blight on an already blighted community. But to me, I see culture. I see pride. And I hear a voice of a community pushing through the solid walls that society has them locked in.