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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Emeryville's Utility Boxes.

If you've biked, walked, bussed, or driven through Emeryville you've more than likely noticed the bright yellow utility boxes with a "pedestrian" figure in unusual acts or formation. This collection stands out and makes a statement, and whether you love them or hate them, you notice them and they make you think!
This is what public art is for - changing the public's point of view. Art on the streets adds color, beauty, and sometimes laughs, questions, and inspiration.
I love these yellow boxes, and am definitely inspired by them. Their existence on the streets and on utility boxes inspired the entire Street's Alive team, and our own 60 Boxes Project. If Emeryville has wonderful and artful utility boxes, then why can't Berkeley?

Here's a link to the article, which describes the artist and his thought process:

Peace Out!

-Laura Mychal
Intern at Large

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with everything you've said! Public art is amazing! I'm currently writing an article about the 60 Boxes Project for the Berkeley High school newspaper (The Jacket) so keep an eye out for it later next week!