Welcome to the online portfolio of visual artist Mona Caron.
Best known for her multi-story murals celebrating the rebellious resilience of WEEDS, Mona is a Swiss artist who became a muralist in her adoptive hometown San Francisco, California, where she initially emerged with her community-specific trans-temporal murals. Currently, Mona continues to create murals in public space and art-ivism with social movements, and enjoys working in collaboration with kindred-spirited artists and activists.
2019: Among the 14 murals we created this year, check out the 13 story tall "weed" rooted in community titled Maskros, in Göteborg, Sweden; a 10 story tall native medicinal plant named Cohosh in New York, and a magic-realist mural in Namur, Belgium.
Among the smaller projects of 2019, I'm particularly proud of "Petal Vortex", my first mural done with natural mineral pigments in potassium silicate.
2018: Completed the 2d phase of "Mujeres Custodias de Nuestro Hábitat en Peligro", 50 meters tall piece of Artivism in the form of a mural in central Quito, Ecuador, painted with my comrade Raúl Ayala and dedicated to women protectors defending their land from extractivist projects. Featured in this Al Jazeera report video, and described more in depth on this page.
Check out my epic collaboration with Liqen in a public art commission by the City of Vigo, Spain.
- In late 2017, professional conservators completed the painstaking restoration of my Market Street Railway Mural , my "giant miniature" featuring myriads of details about local SF history, originally painted in 2004.
- Mona creates videos. Subscribe to Mona's YouTube channel!
- On Instagram, my made-up personal hashtags are: #UrbanMacroHerbarium and #Phytograffiti Check out the series.
- Grateful for your support by liking Mona's FB page - thank you!
- Some of Mona's graphic work, including an archive of past illustration work, can be found in the Studio wing of this website.