Posted on Mar 25, 2019

Emanuela Gabriela - Mural Artist

New Post: Any Rugby Fans Out There? -

This weekend San Francisco is hosting the World Cup for Rugby Sevens. It debuted as an Olympic event in 2016. The teams only have seven players each (compared with traditional rugby's 15) and each half of the game is only seven minutes, so the total game time is about 16 minutes long, including the two-minute half time. The scores are comparable to rugby scores since defenders are more spaced out. Lots of scoring, lots of speed, every second counts. It's exciting.
Here is a photo of yesterday's opening ceremony at the Embarcadero plaza:

So why is Morgan suddenly so interested in Rugby? I've never mentioned sports before in this blog, and between the Warriors and the Giants, there have been plenty of opporunities. (whoop! whoop!) Hmmm. What's up Morgan? You guessed it. I have a horse in the race -or more accurately a work of art on display - during the Rugby Sevens World Cup.
I was hired to create a mural that would serve as a backdrop for the opening and closing ceremonies, and throughout the weekend as a media backdrop. The theme for this event is "Make Your Mark", and I turned the words into a work of art which the team captains all signed during the opening ceremony. The artwork will be donated to an elementary school in Oakland at the end of the event.

"Sevens" tournaments are traditionally known for having more of a relaxed atmosphere than f
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