Project Description

A large-scale collaborative art project created by the Five Ton Crane arts collective

Oakland is our birth place, the the city that has given us the freedom and community to collaborate and flourish. In Oakland Squared we pay homage to the town we love so well with an exquisite corpse project that illustrates the emergent qualities arising from Oakland’s diverse city-scapes and populations, and the aesthetic experiment that is the 5TC collective.

From workers in the fruit packing district portrayed in braided fiber, to iconic Port of Oakland cranes constructed from Legos and tire walls, to freeway overpasses executed in shattered, mirrored mosaic—the resulting works comprise six stunning panels which, like Oakland itself, represent a collection of distinct and unpredictable parts coming together to make up a magnificent whole.
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