Morgan's Mural Blog

SF Bay Area muralist Morgan Bricca discusses her latest mural paintings, as well as musings on life, work, and spirituality.

Mar 31, 2018

I recently took on three successive ceiling projects, about two months of work. I realized my plan might be over ambitious when I turned around and tried to find an assistant to help me and discovered that many of the artists I know won't work on ceiling projects because it is so hard on the body.

Painting ceilings captures our collective imaginations. It conjures up images of Michelangelo straining in the cold and damp Sistine Chapel by candlelight, suffering over his ceiling project for four years. By the dismal sonnet he wrote about his work on painting the chapel ceiling, it’s clear he was under physical strain and mental duress, and did not enjoy the work...

Feb 28, 2018

Last month I tried something new: I invited you to fund a mural project, painting a bus for the Siena Youth Center in Redwood City. I had no idea how it would all turn out. I had to fund the full amount in two weeks or nothing.

Four days. In four days you helped to fully fund the campaign and I went to work right away. This past Saturday we had our “bus inauguration party”. There were speeches, the bus drove up to our whoops and hollers, and then Juan offered rides around the block.



When word got out I painted a design on the roof, everyone ran to an upstairs balcony for a helicopter view...

Jan 18, 2018

I recently deleted all subscribers who don't regularly read my newsletter. I want my work, the what, the how and the why to resonate and add value to you. If you are reading this, you are part of a small tribe of art lovers that I want to dance with in 2018. Welcome to the party.

We live in a world that is increasingly digitized and commoditized. But we will always need experiences and encounters that are singularly analog. My artmaking is how I connect. I sometimes feel guilty about hoarding all these amazing connections and experiences to myself.

This year I want to share more of the magic...

Dec 15, 2017

It’s the time of year to stop and reflect on the adventures that fill our days
A pause to celebrate - and recalibrate - amid the holiday craze

My work is unique, but at the core, it’s no different from the rest
We show up each day without all the answers, wanting to do our best

It’s a wild ride for sure; who knows what will unfold?
Some projects need florescent pink and others, pale gold

Of the transformative power of mural art I simply have no doubt
I have no intention to let up until the paint runs out

Nov 30, 2017

Quick Quiz

Where would you prefer to send your child to school?

Here:

Or Here:

Does one seem more kid friendly than another? More playful? More inviting?

Does investing in the aesthetics of school environments matter?

When I first met with Christy Flahavan, she described the campus at Springer Elementary as "the ugly stepchild" of the Los Altos School District. "Putty on putty" was the color palette and portable classrooms (putty colored, of course) dominate the entrance to the school...

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