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Painted Illustration Work

New: Mural Project in conjunction with co-artist Nikki Scioscia, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Northwell Health LIJ Forest Hills, in Forest Hills, Queens, saw its first COVID-19 patient on March 11, 2020, and would go on to see more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients in the facility over the next year.

Now, illustrators and MFA Illustration candidates Jensine Eckwall and Nikki Scioscia have designed and installed two murals in a site-specific outdoor staff rest area at the hospital that will serve as a memorial garden honoring those lost to the pandemic.

On Tuesday, December 14, hospital staff from all departments were invited to contribute to the mural located above the courtyard flowerbed, which will be blooming in the spring.

The design of the murals is heavily influenced by American Folk Art, Eckwall explained. In one of the images, the sun is rising because the community hospital used to play The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” when someone was released from the COVID ward. In the other image is a tree’s roots connect to the hospital, which itself closely connected to the borough of Queens and the New York City Skyline.

-adapted from FIT Newsroom
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Mural 1

Mural 2

Clients include: Little, Brown, Knopf, Wendy Lamb Books, Tundra Books, Orca Books, BOOM! Studios/Adventure Time
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