Mural Project salutes healthcare workers
Pigment artist Dwight White’s “Super Lu” — has created a new public mural that pays tribute to the dedication and sacrifice of our healthcare workers.
Located in the Chicago Medical District, on Lulu’s Hot Dogs, 1000 S. Leavitt St., the mural was one of the first pieces created in collaboration with the Murals for Medical Relief project. The mural was White’s way of donating his time and talent during the pandemic. “Their (healthcare workers) skill and commitment during the coronavirus pandemic is beyond admirable,” says White. “In my efforts to support our front line ‘heroes’ during these times, I painted this piece to add color to the streets that have seemed much darker and empty lately.”
“We’re connecting small business owners with artists, and having murals dedicated to frontline health care workers,” said Mateo Connor, co-founder of Chicago-based art activation agency Muros.The work was created just in time for International Nurse’s Week (May 6–12), which has now been extended by the American Nurses Association to Nurses Appreciation Month.
White was one of the first artists to participate in the project. His mural was based on a health care worker in his apartment building who he regularly sees coming home late from her hospital shifts.
You may show your appreciation by collecting a limited edition print of his original artwork. Proceeds will help support local hospitals and nurses).
You can also donate via the groups GoFundMe campaign.