Domestic Violence Transitional Housing // November 2020

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El Nido // City Heights

Mural Artist: Lulu Yueming Qu

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El Nido in Spanish means The Nest. A place of safety, shelter, and of home. This mural is located in the multi-use computer room and classroom space at a local women’s shelter. It was designed by Lulu Yueming Qu with design input and painting assistance by two teens who live at El Nido. For the design, we discussed themes of home, growth, light, and strength, while also acknowledging the ups and downs that come with life. The purple lines, influenced by Lulu’s study of traditional Chinese painting, serve as a connector between all of these themes. Purple is also the color for domestic violence awareness and the community is lucky to have this safe space which provides housing and social services to women and their families as they transition to permanent housing.