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Wellness Support Center Mural at Greene Middle School

By Morgan Bricca March 27, 2021

This Wellness Support Center Mural is at Greene Middle. A portable classroom turned mental health clinic on campus surrounded by redwoods. Considering the purpose of the building, I thought it would be fitting to focus on a theme of hope.

A much-beloved teacher had passed away unexpectedly, and her family donated this mural in her honor. The family requested this wellness mural should include a black cat and a bridge, but beyond that the school gave me creative license. I decided to paint the cat perched on the shoulder of a young girl as she blows on a dandelion. I also included a dreamcatcher, which to me, is an icon of connectedness and linking together of various threads. The butterfly that emerges, the idea, becomes the dream and subsequent manifestation of the young dreamer. (Read more about this project here.)

Hope Mural at Greene Middle School's Wellness Support Center

Hope Mural at Greene Middle School’s Wellness Support Center

Girl Blowing Dandelion Fluff Mural Beside Northern California Redwood Trees

Girl Blowing Dandelion Fluff Mural Beside Northern California Redwood Trees

Before and After Mural with Dreamcatcher Painting by Bay Area Muralist

Before and After Mural with Dreamcatcher Painting by Bay Area Muralist

Deer in Forest Mural Painting at Palo Alto School

Deer in Forest Mural Painting at Palo Alto School