Hidden and Not So Hidden Gems of Berkeley
This not-quite-life-size elephant hides—as best as an elephant can—behind the bushes at the corner of Cedar and Scenic. Made of old tires and with a couple of car parts for tusks, it reflects a theme of much of Berkeley’s art, namely recycling of waste and discarded products to extend their lives, save the landfills, and beautify the environment all at once. The same house also has a monkey, a tiger, a shark, and a fierce cast-iron beast threatening among the flora. Not to mention a possibly reggae-inspired set of circles on the garage door, brilliant in the setting sun.