Morgan's Mural Blog

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

Jun 8, 2015

When I moved to Los Altos, and inquired with neighborhood families about the local middle school, the responses were oddly consistent: “Oh, it’s awesome.” Whether I was asking the child or the parent, the response was invariably positive.

For me, it was difficult to reconcile that “awesome” was even possible for a middle school experience. When Lucas started at Egan this year I couldn’t wait to meet Brenda, see the school in action, and find out how it could so consistently meet the needs of such a diverse group of teenagers.

Lucas had a great first year. He loves school. However, after 23 years, the principal, Brenda Dykman announced she was ready to retire...

May 14, 2015

When Annett Inacker called me up and told me about her elaborate plan to create a whole series of murals that inlcuded the walls and playground at Bubb Elementary School I thought, “Wow. She's ambitious”.

When she told me she hoped to complete it all in one weekend, I thought, “Wow. She's crazy.”

And I wanted in.

Annett wanted the murals to reinforce the Project Cornerstone character development curriculum they used at the school as well as Carol Dweck’s "growth mindset" strategies. She wanted to integrate the art throughout the playground, and include a walkable map of the United States...

Apr 29, 2015

I am sure when the street was named, View Street it offered a lovely view of the hills. 109 years after it was built, the home of George Henry and Denise McNamara home's only view was onto the back of a sixty-foot long commercial building. The previous owners had mitigated they eyesore with a big wall of ivy. This past winter, a storm took down the 30-year-old massive wall of ivy, and it collapsed over onto itself like a tidal wave. When they had me over to assess the scene, I felt like Mary discovering the secret garden. George and Denise had no idea the potential boon this wall could be for their house! I was looking at the mess but I could hear the angel's choir, a cinematic moment where great beauty will soon rise up from the ashes of the devastation...

Mar 31, 2015

I have a handful of consistent clients that help keep me in business. I call them "Hall of Fame" clients. The regulars. As in, "I don't know what we're going to do yet, but put me down in your schedule for March" regulars. Okay, technically that only happened once, but it did make me feel like a rock star. There are only a handful of regulars at the "Hall of Fame" level, and the Ilfeld family is one of them.

Jo and Jeff first hired me ten years ago to paint every inch of their son's bedroom in a safari theme. I know exactly when it was because my daughter was only two months old, and I brought her along with me and painted with her strapped to my back...

Feb 26, 2015

If you have taken Cal train to San Francisco, or if you have parked in the north lot off Broadway in Redwood City, maybe headed to downtown for dinner and a movie, you have seen the view: the neglected backside of the downtown commercial buildings that run along North Broadway. Drab and forgettable. But wait! Have you stopped by in the last few weeks? Commercial Way corridor has a new beautification project underway! I had the honor of painting the first mural in what will be a series of murals by different artists along Commercial Way corridor. This mural is on the back of a Chinese restaurant, Crouching Tiger:

My friend Maud Daujean created this awesome video of the mural creation process:

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