#Water Writes, Oakland California

The Mural
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The mural was found on the side of a building that faced a parking lot near 21st Street and Broadway in downtown Oakland, California.


#Water Writes, Mural No2 of the International #Waterwrites series   •  Presented by: The Estria Foundation external link, MTN Colors, Youth Together   •  Land & Life Collective, and TYS   •  21st Street and Broadway, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:23 Sunday 31 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7415
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The Sign
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The sign on the mural was at the extreme left and just above head height. It read:

#Water Writes Mural #2 of the International
#Waterwrites series
Presented by: The Estria Foundation, MTN Colors
Youth Together, Land & Life Collective, and TYS
Lead Artist: Estria
Artists: Cece Garmo, Robert Trujillo, Josue
Rojas, Bounce Vogue TDK, Vanessa Espinosa,
Marina Perez-Wong, Bam, Lez Lopez, Angie Lopez,
Thanks to: Manuel Cabello, Nancy Hernandez,
Salwa I., Jeremy L. Rosco, Primos CAFE,
Papalote, Beans & Rice, DJ mixtec, Guerilla Cafe
Dedicated To The Youth Of Oakland
©2011 World Rights Reserved

www.estria.org
info@estria.org
510.698.6640


#Water Writes, Mural No2 of the International #Waterwrites series   •  Presented by: The Estria Foundation external link, MTN Colors, Youth Together   •  Land & Life Collective, and TYS   •  21st Street and Broadway, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:29 Sunday 31 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7416
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The Title
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At the left end of the mural was the title and theme of this work of art. The theme was the complex geo-political issues surrounding the basic human right to water.


#Water Writes, Mural No2 of the International #Waterwrites series   •  Presented by: The Estria Foundation external link, MTN Colors, Youth Together   •  Land & Life Collective, and TYS   •  21st Street and Broadway, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:29 Sunday 31 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7417
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Woman Held Up Bicycle
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One detail from this mural showed a woman holding a bicycle overhead to keep it out of the splashing waves. The pose is similar to that of a soldier holding a rifle overhead while fording a river.


#Water Writes, Mural No2 of the International #Waterwrites series   •  Presented by: The Estria Foundation external link, MTN Colors, Youth Together   •  Land & Life Collective, and TYS   •  21st Street and Broadway, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:52 Sunday 31 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7420
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Octopus Trapped In Trash
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The picture of an octopus trapped in plastic trash discarded into the ocean. The crystals were a stylized form of ice used to accentuate its feeling of discomfort.


#Water Writes, Mural No2 of the International #Waterwrites series   •  Presented by: The Estria Foundation external link, MTN Colors, Youth Together   •  Land & Life Collective, and TYS   •  21st Street and Broadway, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:03:53 Sunday 31 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7421
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Globe Filled With Fish
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A globe filled with fish was pictured held tightly in the arms of a woman. A white highlight indicates that the globe radiates bright light.


#Water Writes, Mural No2 of the International #Waterwrites series   •  Presented by: The Estria Foundation external link, MTN Colors, Youth Together   •  Land & Life Collective, and TYS   •  21st Street and Broadway, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:00 Sunday 31 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7423
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On Land A Tomato Plant
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A tomato plant filled with full ripe tomatoes was drawn on land. This huge mural was rich with small details such as this lone tomato plant.


#Water Writes, Mural No2 of the International #Waterwrites series   •  Presented by: The Estria Foundation external link, MTN Colors, Youth Together   •  Land & Life Collective, and TYS   •  21st Street and Broadway, Oakland, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 8 August 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:04:08 Sunday 31 July 2011)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B11_7425
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