There is a room in the Oakland Children’s hospital where the staff bring parents when they have devastating news to deliver, or drastic decisions to make. The room is windowless and bare, with a spare computer on a tray in the corner. It was not a happy space. Then Peggy came along. Essentially, she had a vision of what the room could, and should be. And despite limited means and experience with mural projects, took it upon herself to transform the space. She wanted to incorporate the history of the hospital while creating an image of beauty and safety that would comfort both the hospital staff and families in crisis.
For more information about this mural project, read my blog post Oakland Hospital Mural.