The first time I came across this community wall in a rough neighborhood in Oakland, California, I was struck by the extraordinary designs and composition, the patterns and layers of color and texture covering what began as a chain link fence. The images on the wall seemed to suggest layers of time: ancient maps of Europe, regions of the USA, even imaginary trade routes. When I returned a year later I saw that people had continued to add swaths of color and texture. The wall was a living thing, with its own evolving beauty.
Portfolio: scroll to pages 66-67
Gallery images, the 3 images in 4th row down: