ZSFG Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Wraparound Mural
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the debut of the Wraparound mural, a profound expression of art and healing that proudly hangs on a wall near the Wraparound Project offices at ZSFG. The mural is the creation of Marco Razo, a noted artist, who first learned of the Wraparound Project after he lost a family member to violence in 2016. The core mission of the Wraparound Project is the prevention of violence thorough culturally sensitive community interventions and support of its victims through proactive outreach, empathy and emotional sustenance.
Razo's mural was inspired by the artistic genre of "magical realism", a realistic view of the world suffused with magical elements, and was intended to serve as tribute to the life that was tragically lost. The painting symbolizes the tree of life with mother earth at her roots. Sitting atop the globe on either side are two figures representing the Wraparound Project and the Center for Global Surgical Studies respectively, depicted as caring for the earth. The flying figure at the top of the mural represents a symbol of hope for Wraparound clients.
Razo teamed with the Wraparound staff other clients to assemble the mural, first painting pieces of plywood covered in joint compound, then joining them together to complete the finished mural. Ordinary objects such as a wheel and bottles were stamped into the joint compound to add texture.
Razo continues to volunteer his talents, serving as a mentor and art instructor for Wraparound clients, teaching them them to create their own art pieces, some of which has been sold at fund-raising auctions. Marco's participation as both artist and mentor to the Wraparound Project clients symbolically closes the healing circle of art therapy and medical care.
To schedule a visit to see the mural, please contact the Wraparound Project at: