Found in the Capital of Silicon Valley

Reflection by  Stefania Gueorguieva I found these pieces of public art during a walk through San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez in June last year. The first two paintings...
Public Art, Downtown San Jose
Reflection by  Stefania Gueorguieva

I found these pieces of public art during a walk through San Jose’s Plaza de Cesar Chavez in June last year. The first two paintings in this post were on utility boxes in the park.

These works of art are part of a project called Downtown Doors. I hear that these paintings are selections from art competitions held for students in the city.

Public Art, San Jose, CA

Public Art, Downtown San Jose
Modern World by Renee Gonzalez
Public Art, Downtown San Jose

 

Public Art, Downtown San Jose
‘Reflections of a Lifetime’ by Kittisak Lakham.
This one is on the walls of Fairmont (Hotel), not very far from Ceasar Chavez park.
 Linking to Monday Mural
&
Our World 

See more murals HERE
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26 Comments on this post.
  • Sami
    8 August 2016 at 7:37 am

    All 3 murals are beautiful!
    It's great that those utility boxes gets painted with murals, they certainly look much better!

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Aren't they?!
      I swear, now those are utility boxes people would want to stop and stare at. 🙂

      Thank you for coming by, Sami. 🙂

  • s.c
    8 August 2016 at 9:10 am

    Nice those murals especially the ones on the utility boxes.

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2016 at 3:08 pm

      Yeah, very beautifully done. I love those utility boxes, too. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting. 🙂

  • biebkriebels
    8 August 2016 at 9:53 am

    They are very nice painted and attract your attention to the utility boxes.

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Exactly my thought. 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by.

  • Halcyon
    8 August 2016 at 1:21 pm

    A nice way to make utility boxes prettier! The last one is so meta. 😀

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Sure is. 🙂
      Have a great week.

  • Tom
    8 August 2016 at 10:00 pm

    A great way to dress things up.

    • dNambiar
      9 August 2016 at 2:40 am

      Absolutely.
      Thank you for the visit, Tom.

  • ellen b
    8 August 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Very interesting and a great project!

    • dNambiar
      9 August 2016 at 2:41 am

      It really is both interesting and very artistic.
      Welcome here, Ellen. 🙂

  • Prasad Np
    9 August 2016 at 7:06 am

    Very interesting artwork and the artist have used objects other than wall that makes it even better. Silicon valley is not just tech heavy it seems to have a buzzing art scene too…

    • dNambiar
      15 August 2016 at 4:24 am

      True. Its nice to see what must have gone on walls up on utility boxes.
      I have to begin to really go look for more public art. There's a lot around here.

      Thank you for stopping by, Prasad. 🙂

  • Oakland Daily Photo
    10 August 2016 at 4:16 am

    What a rich visual experience. My personal favorite is the first composition with the little girl wading in the water. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

    • dNambiar
      15 August 2016 at 4:25 am

      Isn't it?
      The first one seems to be my favourite one too.

      Thank you for hosting. 🙂

  • joshi daniel
    10 August 2016 at 9:55 am

    so beautiful 🙂

    • dNambiar
      15 August 2016 at 4:26 am

      Aren't they?! 🙂

  • Rahul Bhatia
    11 August 2016 at 2:09 am

    Pretty sights!

    • dNambiar
      15 August 2016 at 4:26 am

      They really are. 🙂

  • magiceye
    12 August 2016 at 4:32 am

    Such wonderful work! Would be a pleasure to stroll there!

    • dNambiar
      15 August 2016 at 4:26 am

      Absolutely.

  • Electra
    17 August 2016 at 3:35 pm

    These are really wonderful!!!

  • carolann
    21 September 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Love if they came to my corner of the world. We are known in our town artists.
    We have the University of Arts. I am surprise we have not one.

    I know the art directors. I will talk to her. One of them came to my house Monday night for 20 minute sit. I must talk to her. Her Mom is my friend.

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