Portfolio > PADS 2: The Horizon Leans Forward

In 2012 we painted four murals for the Country Club Hills Wellness Center, a new temporary housing facility for homeless individuals and families in the south suburbs. PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) is the agency responsible for creating this new state of the art residence, and our murals address themes related to transitions, community, vocational training, and hope. This mural is inspired by the quote below:

“The horizon leans forward,
offering you space to place new steps of change.”
Maya Angelou


This mural focuses on the theme of bettering oneself through education and expanding one’s horizons. It centers on a scene of two people working at a computer, and suggests they are seeking knowledge. The scenes that follow the direction of the green arrows indicate possible vocations and career opportunities that the couple is researching: nursing and the medical profession, carpentry and construction, and the culinary arts. The quote by Maya Angelou expresses the positive possibilities that change can present us in our lives.