PUBLIC ART (March 2018)


In the winter of 2018, Sabine and I decided to become part of the Public Art Movement. We were inspired by several nice pieces in our neighborhood.
On the west side of The Art Works on The Alameda.   On the east side of Crema's at Race and The Alameda.   On the east side of Las Casuelas restaurant on Race Street.

On the south side of the corner market at Sunol and San Fernando

  On the north side of Peet's at Shasta and The Alameda.   Garage door and driveway on Dana near Shasta.

We contracted with Catrina Sida who did the art at Las Casuelas restaurant as well as the metal storage shed in Buena Visa Park. After you've read this, if you'd like to contact her: 408-449-3111 or

The first project is the side of our home. See below.

The second project is on the wooden gate at the end of our driveway. Go here.

The first step was to draw a grid and sketch in the picture. A child standing on a box, trying to coax a cat sitting above the window, to come down.
Catrina started painting   The cat started out orange   ... but became a Calico.
The branch in the child's hand was too dark, so she lightened it and added grass under the box. More definition in the overalls too.


The puppy was added and that's Catrina standing by her finished art.

Stop by 153 Race Street and take a look at the real thing. We would love to see more art like this in our neighborhood!