The Large World Peace Mural is located outside the 24/7 Chapel at Mission Hospital in the Healing Garden and represents the top five world religions: Christianity & Catholic Christians, Judiasm, Buddhism, Hinduism, & Islam. At the top of the painting over the religious symbols I painted “Peace Be With You.” The symbols on the Wall include: 1) Christian Cross with Chi Rho symbol; 2) L’Chaim for Jewish; 3) Dharma Wheel for Buddhists; 4) Aum for Hindus; 5) Crescent/Moon/Star for Muslims.
This was a huge art project for me that was a 6 month commission including planning meetings, preperation, and execution. The painting project was eco-friendly art and the all-natural raw materials I painted with from Carrara, Italy were donated by Vero Plasters.
I’ve heard several stories regarding family members and patients going out to the Healing Garden, sitting on the adjacent bench, and viewing the Mural. I felt I was the artist to receive the commission and when I found out I was chosen, I knew in my heart I would put everything I had into it. This was the hospital that helped saved my life in 2009.