Morgan's Mural Blog

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

Feb 28, 2019
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I spent the past week painting with a team of professional mural artists painting at The Julian Inn, a facility run by the Bay Area based non-profit LifeMoves. The Julian Inn has a month-long waitlist for one of its 80 beds and offers 90-day shelter to those who are homeless. Although about half of the 750 individuals that LiveMoves serves in all its bay area locations on a given night are children, The Julian Inn location serves adults only and provides 3 meals a day and programming to support the resident's transition to stable lives and long term self-sufficiency...

Jan 31, 2019
My new forever job: Art Transformation Facilitator

My favorite part of artmaking is the transformation that mural art brings. The ugly eyesore becomes a beautiful focal point. Unnoticed becomes noteworthy. This birth of beauty, engagement, and delight in a neglected space, particularly in public spaces, is why I paint murals. Sometimes I'm surprised that the turnarounds I have come to expect still surprise other people.

Before and After, Fontana Park water vault

Public entities like Caltrans, PG&E, the water district, as well as some city governments and school districts may be “art ambivalent”, but the fact is they own A LOT of the ugly canvases that are ripe for bringing transformations through art into our communities...

Dec 30, 2018

A list, in no particular order, of what I am proud of this year. I am weaving together work and life and art milestones because it is all one continuous inhale and exhale to me.

1. Running my first Kickstarter campaign. We raised $9500 in 4 days to fund painting a bus for Siena Youth Center in an economically challenged neighborhood on Redwood City. These kids can now go on field trips and nature adventures, and in style.

2. My dad was a major donor to the fundraising effort, and his campaign award was a portrait with wife, Terry...

Nov 14, 2018
A Morgan Mural is Up for Auction!

I enjoy a warm and close relationship with each of my teenagers. It is one of the aspects of my life I am most proud of, even though I am sure I cannot take any credit. It feels like both grace and winning the lottery. If there is any credit due for the outcome, I would like to give a big thank you and shout out to Hand in Hand Parenting. I found out about them when my children were babies, and the tools and skills I learned through their training dramatically changed how I parented. That is why, this week, I am donating a custom mural for the Hand in Hand Parenting silent auction fundraiser, with a $5000 value. This auction is open to YOU, whether you are a parent or just want to support an amazing organization that happens to be changing the world, one parent at a time...

Oct 25, 2018
Photo courtesy of JL Souza and the Napa Register

You might be surprised to learn it is the first time this has happened to me, but getting stuck on a roof is actually quite an accomplishment. First of all, the battery on your cell phone has to run out of juice. Otherwise, you could just call a lifeline, like those cute guys that live over at the fire department to come rescue you, and that would be a great story. You also have to have the door you entered through to get on the roof locked behind you. This is improbable, unless someone happened to come by and notice the door was unlocked, and do you the unexpected favor of locking it. I had a dedicated scissor lift operator to take me up and down from the sidewalk as needed, to make absolutely certain my current predicament would be impossible, but that day I had decided to work late, and Joseph had gone home for the day...

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