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Community Mural on the California Pedestrian Underpass

By Morgan Bricca September 19, 2017

The California underpass is a 180-foot-long tunnel at the end of California Avenue in Palo Alto. An ocean mural had been painted in the tunnel back in 1998 by a team of volunteers, but the artwork had deteriorated and needed to be freshened up. I painted orca whales and humpback whales, a surfer and an octopus, a stingray and manatees, plus plenty of other fish in this underwater scene. Outside the tunnel, a few painted sandpipers can be seen digging about in the sand. The updated underpass mural was completed in June of 2017.