Every so often a project comes along that is truly a labor of love.
The San Jose Mission Clinic is a free clinic run by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. The clinic primarily serves a Spanish-speaking population, many migrant workers who would otherwise have very limited access to healthcare. I (Jill) began volunteering at the clinic in the Fall of 2015, shortly after making the decision to pursue a career in medicine.
This Spring the clinic was able to expand into a new building on the property, to better accommodate the patients they serve.
It was the perfect opportunity for us to leave a lasting mark on the community that has touched me so much, so I asked Nate to design and paint a special scene in the new clinic's waiting area.
Working closely with the program's director, Sister Sara Proctor, we designed a scene using colorful inspiration from Oaxaca, Mexico. The hope was that the mural would brighten patients' days with vivid imagery and iconic elements from home.