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Art has an enchanting way of capturing our hearts and transforming spaces into something truly special.

The Cheyenne VA Medical Center recognized the importance of creating a welcoming and comforting environment for veterans as they sought mental health support. The hallway leading to these appointments can sometimes feel daunting, which is why the decision was made to transform it into a whimsical and inviting space. It was in this setting that I was given the wonderful opportunity to infuse the corridor with a mural that would bring smiles and tranquility to those who passed by.

Foxes are known for their playful nature, adaptability, and intelligence, making them the perfect symbol for resilience and hope. Their presence in the mural was intended to offer reassurance and remind those walking by that strength and joy can be found in even the most challenging of times.

Every brushstroke was placed with care and intention as I brought these critters to life. The warm colors used for their fur conveyed a sense of comfort and familiarity, while the vibrant pops of color in the surrounding flora brought a touch of liveliness to the scene. As I worked, I found solace in the therapeutic nature of art, allowing my own mind to quiet (which is usually so troublesome for me) as the mural came to life.


The response to the fox family mural has been overwhelmingly positive. Veterans, staff, and visitors alike have shared stories of how the artwork brightens their day and provides a moment of respite amidst their concerns. I absolutely love the smiles and the sense of wonder, as it reminds me of the power art holds in touching the lives of others.

It is my hope that this mural serves as a reminder that beauty and joy can be found even in the most unexpected places, offering a moment of brightness to all who choose to take the stairs.

Take a gander at the video below for the whole process!

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