I found this large, interesting mural on Grand Avenue near Lake Merritt. I couldn't figure out why such an intricate mural was on the wall of a parking lot. Until I realized the lot belongs to the American Indian Child Resource Center next door. Oakland has a diverse population including many tribal groups.
Made in 2004, this mural was part of an anti-smoking health education campaign calling for tobacco's use only in sacred ceremonies as had been done for millenia. I was impressed by the inclusion of symbols from many different tribes and how bright the colors remain.
If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for
you. Just follow the Linky steps below. You get to decide what
constitutes a mural. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your
fellow posters. Looking forward to the mural finds posted this week.