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Pictures Of Art Box Project San Jose – Round Two

Posted by terrepruitt on December 22, 2012

As I was coming home from Target, one day I saw a huge rose.  It made me happy.  I loved it.  Later on – as in months later – I was at a stop light and noticed a man sitting at a utility box.  As I drove past him I realized what he was doing and decided to stop and talk to him about it.  He explained it was something the city of San Jose was doing.  Anyone could sponsor a box and an artist would volunteer to paint it.  I first posted about this in July, then in August.  Since then I have taken a few pictures of painted boxes in my area.  I would love for people who have seen other art work to send me pictures so I could post more.  I’ve only seen six.  I am sure there are more.

These boxes make me happy.  Even if I don’t care for the art work, I love that they are adding art and color to the city.  I also think it is really great that the city is not paying for it and that they are sponsored projects.  As you are driving, walking, moving, living in San Jose look around.  See if you spot one.  Take a picture or two and send it to me.  If you can, take a picture of the “label” so we know who the artist is.  I forgot to get a picture of the label naming the artist of the coffee cup boxes.

I took a lot more than the pictures shown here and in my last post, but these were the ones that showed the art the best.

In my last post I mentioned that some of the boxes are very close to busy/traffic-y corners.   Like the rose.  That is a busy intersection.  I didn’t want to stand in the street as long as it would have taken to get a good shot.  I forgot that I had taken a picture while I was at the stop light on the other side of the street.  That one came out ok.  I love this rose!

This is the photo I took from across the street while waiting at the traffic light!  Such a vibrant rose.

Wow!  Look at the sponsor.  I just noticed that (right now as I was putting this picture in my post)!  Awesome “Ladies Loving All Art”.  That might spawn another blog post!

No, your vision is not off, you ARE seeing double . . . sort of.  Two shots looking the same, sorry, but I liked both angles even though they are just slightly different.  🙂

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Look at this one!  SOOOOOO colorful!  It is mouth-watering good, huh?  Look at all that fruit!

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This set of utilities boxes is yummy and fun!

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What a beautiful color blue.  It is like the sky!

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Ooooh, LOOK!  The fruit in the tree looks like hearts!  Love that!

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WOW!  Listen to this one!  It is as if the you can hear the music the musicians are playing!  Swirls of notes and sounds!

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I am very happy about this project.  I think it is very cool.  Thank you, San Jose.  Thank you, sponsors.  Thank you artists for sharing your talent.

So, what do you think?  Do you have a favorite out of all six boxes?  They are all pretty cool, but I bet you have a favorite, huh? 

2 Responses to “Pictures Of Art Box Project San Jose – Round Two”

  1. It’s hard to choose! They are all so fascinating. But I think I would pick the little girl with the heart on her shirt and the heart-shape fruit in the trees. Too cute!


    • I know, huh? They are all cool/beautiful in their own right. And it is even kind of more cool if you know the area in which each bos is located because the art reflects the area. Thanks for sharing your pick!


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