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Local artist explains new Tucson mural honoring nurses

Posted at 8:08 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 12:50:39-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A Tucson artist explained her mural that honors nurses.

The mural along Broadway and Columbus depicts a nurse and patients, as well as a mother holding a child.

KGUN spoke with the painter about what her art means in the midst of this pandemic.

Muralist Pen Macias said, "The part that represents motherhood is a mother, holding a child with the world on her back, and then it fades into a nurse giving like giving a piece of herself to each of her patients."

She also runs an Etsy to sell her art and has a t-shirt designs available at Pop Cycle on Fourth Avenue.