Sumiko Saulson and Iconoclast Productions filed “Adopt a Spot” paperwork with the City of Oakland’s Park and Recreation for the trashcan and the monument to the old cable car line that used to go down to Courtland. This little spot is at the corner of Courtland and San Carlos.
Roberto Costa, who is one of the forces behind all of the Mosaic Trashcans you see popping up around Oakland, is going to create a mosaic for the trashcan based upon the design of the Courtland Creek Mural, which was created by Kristi Holohan of Rock, Scissors, Paper Collective.
Four images from the mural and the surrounding signs created by Holohan with her group of youth volunteers have been selected as the basis for the designs on the four different sides of the trashcan at San Carlos and Courtland in Oakland’s Fairfax District (NCPC 27x Beat).
The design will also compliment a dragonfly shaped hopscotch drawing and frog shaped foursquare drawing at the children’s play area between the Fairfax and Congress on Courtland stretch of the park.
It is hoped that the consistency in designs at various parts of the park will help visitors connect the park.
Another fixture is a structure next to the trashcan that commemorates the street car line that used to go down Courtland. the structure consists of a miniature version of a street car station, with a station map depicted on the side of it. Iconoclast Productions is seeking paint donations for matching paint color for the structure, and help to fix patches of darker color where graffiti has been painted over with a darker shade of gray.