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Deep Roots, Bright Fruits – A Santa Rita Orchard Mural

By Morgan Bricca January 20, 2012

Honestly, folks, it just keeps getting better and better. Every project is my favorite, and my latest mural is proof of that pudding. It was so much FUN to paint a mural at my children’s school, a 60′ wall outside the multipurpose room. I am usually spotted on campus in my paint splattered clothes, looking a bit out of place from “normal” society. For a few weeks I got to show off what I do in front of the people I care about most: my kids. Not that they would let on they were proud of their messy old mom; it was “no big deal” at home.

Santa Rita has been around for over 50 years, and many people choose our corner of Los Altos to call home because it is “old school”: friendly and safe, with a small neighborhood school, and lacking in those new-fangled technologies like sidewalks and streetlamps. The undeveloped lots with decrepit fruit trees are fast disappearing, but I wanted to capture an image of what the area would have been like when it was mostly covered in orchards, and overlay that with what defines the school today, which is it’s multicultural identity and emphasis on innovation in education.

Drumroll please…..

Reading Mural Custom Painted for School

Thank you for checking out my latest work. I hope your year is off to a great start. Mine is!

Blessings to you!

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Mural Studios

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca

Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.