Morgan's Mural Blog

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

Nov 30, 2015

My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird- equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast, there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.
Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect?
Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

-Excerpt from The Messenger by Mary Oliver

I love this poem because last month, with three sunset murals in the queue, I found myself an avid student of the sky each evening...

Oct 30, 2015

Last month the 49ers hired me to design a mural that celebrated a new STEM lab and program that the 49ers Community Foundation and Chevron have set up at Cabrillo Middle School. I painted the "rough draft" on the wall, and then students, players, and VIP's from the 49ers and Chevron came out to help me paint the mural. It was a highlight of my year to be involved with such a worthwhile and fruitful project. Thanks to the enthusiasm and hard work of the volunteers, the bulk of the mural was finished in one day!

My Crew:

The finished product

The 49ers put together a movie that captures the fun of the day:

Sep 29, 2015
"South City Strong" Mural

South City is thriving, and it has a new star player. Armstrong Brewing is four guys and a gal who got together and decided to put their money on Nick Armstrong’s brewing talents. His talents are many, and many years in the making. As he put it, “I come from a long line of bootleggers”. I come from a long line of tea-totalers, but I couldn't help but notice that Nick and I were in very similar businesses. Here are five observations on the ways making art and crafting beer is alike:

1. You don’t choose a career in beer making or art making if your goal is to make a lot of money...

Aug 29, 2015

A Hide and Seek Mural at Covington

About 30 interested students from the graduating 6th grade class from Covington met with me during their lunch hour to design a mural that would be their legacy gift to the school. Since the mural was to be painted outside of the library, we thought a girl reading under a tree would be nice. (Only two boys gave up their lunch hour to come to the meeting, and 28 girls vetoed the idea that the reader could be a boy.) They also wanted the mural to include a Coyote somehow, but we were not sure whether it should be a realistic coyote in the mural, which could seem menacing to the lonely reader, or maybe a cartoon coyote outside the mural...

Jul 30, 2015
A Mural for the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum

The reason I went to Portland, Oregon to paint a mural was because of Eric Vines. Eric is the Executive Director of the World Forestry Center. I met him at a conference in Portland last year, and was immediately impressed with his thoughtfulness and integrity as he navigated a complex path at an organization in flux. The tone of the organization has evolved dramatically in the last year from status quo to sustainability gung-ho. The center is using their space to host dialog and collaboration from forestry non-profit organizations world-wide and has become a vocal proponent for global cooperation and sustainability in the forestry industry...

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