A fantastic mishmash of sculpture and colors and signs and lights on Hillegass. With a fantastic backstory that I know nothing about. Quirky Berkeley Nation – rise to the challenge! Tell me the story!
For two years, Tad Dellinger gathered the detritus of university life and created a stunning Art Wall on a chain link fence in an alley behind Euclid. It was here but now is gone, remembered here.
On a quiet south side street just above San Pablo Avenue, an intricate mural winds its way around the front and side of a house, a project by Stefen and home owner Riley celebrating fairies and California native plant.
Her house is almost in Berkeley, but it is all the way quirky. Bright bright flowers. Architectural features. Bronze and ceramic sculpture. Exceptional.
Buldan Seka’s bright, giant ceramic freaks on Spruce puzzle and amuse. Her vivid imagination plus 50 years of work = a huge collection of over-sized ceramic pieces. A redo of an early post.
With guidance from Keeyla Meadows and sculpture by Patrick Amiot, Randi Hermann has created a gorgeous, quirky front yard on Vassar – double V’s, a big wolf, a mutt mailbox, and a chicken, all in exotic plantings.
Michael O’Malley knows a lot about text-speech conversion technology. And publishing a newspaper. And making a wonderfully quirky fence of doors showcasing his ceramic sculpture.
Siciliana Trevino and #Lisa take us by video to Eni Greene’s doxie-art house on Harper and the fish/tardigrade house on Mathews.
The iconic lawn statue of a pink flamingo is used almost entirely ironically in Berkeley. Here are a bunch. Iconic!
The premise is simple, if tenuous. The use of artificial flowers in a natural-inclined place like Berkeley is quirky in a world upside down sort of way. Here I salute those who use artificial flowers outside their homes.