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New mural on Milwaukee's south side honors medical workers on the front lines

Posted at 10:46 AM, Apr 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-12 12:00:37-04

MILWAUKEE — A new mural in Milwaukee honors medical professionals on the front lines during this pandemic.

The mural sits on the corner of 6th and Lincoln, and features a woman wearing a face mask who appears to be praying.

The colorful work was created by artist and Milwaukee native Mauricio Ramirez, and honors those medical professionals who risk their health every day to help those fighting COVID-19.

"They're out there battling on the front lines and I just kinda wanted to show them some love," said Ramirez. "Our biggest heroes right now are the people working in the health care field."

Ramirez has painted several murals across Milwaukee and the country. For this mural, he paid for all the supplies out of pocket. He got permission from a building owner to take this plain white wall, and turn it into a masterpiece.

After he finished the mural, Ramirez took to Instagram to share a time lapse video of him completing the piece.

To check out more of Ramirez's work across Milwaukee and the country, click here.

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