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“Nature is Home” Native Bird Murals

By Morgan Bricca August 25, 2017

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats

I painted fifteen flower and bird murals throughout Ilha das Flores in the Azores, Portugal in the summer of 2017. These Portugal murals were mainly handpainted on public buildings and ruins, most near the main town of Santa Cruz, a town of about 900 residents. As a Bay Area muralist, this was a dream project! (Read about how the project unfolded here.)

 

Canary mural on a ruin wall, Ilha das Flores, Azores, Portugal

Yellow canary bird mural in Portugal

Goldcrest mural in Portugal’s Café das Flores

Sparrow mural with yarrow plant in Flores Island (Azores), Portugal

Crocus and starling mural… Because how better to beautify ruins than with painted birds?

A Los Altos muralist goes to Portugal

Large bird mural on an island in Azores, Portugal

Outdoor orchid mural on an Azorean island

Bird and hydrangea mural outside a Portugal building

Bird and flower mural in Portugal

Portugal mural with flowers and bird

Butterfly mural on Ilha das Flores (Azores), Portugal

Large snipe mural in Portugal

Colorful bird mural in Portugal

Gull mural by lighthouse on Portugese island

Lighthouse mural

A California muralist painting her latest bird mural

Street mural with bird and leaves

Seabird mural on wall in Portugal