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That's not stuck in the past


For decades, millions of drivers passing through Emeryville saw an ever-changing array of giant statues along the bayshore. In addition to the towering wooden vikings, dragons and other whimsical creatures, activists used driftwood and trash to build monumental projects responding to the tumultuous political era. This episode traces the rise and fall of this “renegade drive-thru art gallery” and explores the concept of public art. Featuring interviews with Joey Enos, Tom Enos, Denise Neal, Lincoln Cushing and Tim Drescher.

To read more about the history of the Emeryville mudflat sculptures, check out this 3-part series by Joey Enos on the E-Ville Eye.

Art protesting US involvement in Central American wars, 1981 [Photo courtesy of Found SF]
The sculptures are gone, but so is much of the pollution, 2018. [Photo: Liam O’Donoghue]

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