Together with the Sun

  • Project Type // Public
  • Artist // Angel Quesada and Jesse Sifuentes
  • Date // January 2020

After completing a successful project for Legacy Community Health in Houston’s Fifth Ward, Weingarten Art Group was approached to assist with curation and project management for Legacy’s new building at the Houston – Gulfton campus. 

Legacy Community Health provides quality care with a mission to drive healthy change in Houston communities and provides a wide range of services to each of the communities they serve. The Gulfton clinic is one of the busiest Legacy locations, seeing an average of 400 pregnant women a day. The design of the new facility was created with the community in mind, using color reminiscent of the handwoven textiles common in Central America. 

Houston area artists Angel Quesada and Jesse Sifuentes were selected to create a mural for the exterior of the facility.  

Together with the Sun is a meditation on the life givers and the caretakers in our community, the universal relationships between parents and children, and the weaving of those communities that make our world vibrant and dynamic. The mural is a tapestry of diverse and complex demographics inspired by the colors and motifs of textiles from Latin America, Asia, and Arica. The silhouetted figures in each of the six panels, made of cathedral glass mosaics, represent hopeful and iconic depictions of families and communal social structures, like warmth of maternal bond, the embrace of parents, and playtime with friends. The sun is a symbol repeated throughout the mural, representing a life-giving warmth and light-fostering growth. Through cosmic and earthly imagery, the mural symbolizes the universal reach of women and children beyond themselves to shape entire communities.