“ A new mural at UNC Rex hospital has become a bright spot in dark times. The artist is a surgical technologist at the hospital.
The letters spell “Love” and that’s what Jamar Harris put into the mural. “I feel that we should love each other, you know. No matter what background you come from, love just should be the center,” he said.
It’s a motto he lives by and says is more important now than ever. “It’s really uncertain times and I really wanted to touch people’s hearts,” Harris explained.
A courtyard at UNC Rex Hospital is not a place you might expect artwork, but art can be healing in its own way – easing the stress of hospital staff working through a pandemic or a patient looking out the window.
“Maybe the patients could see what’s going on out here and maybe it could pick them up just a little bit,” said Harris.”