Painted to decry gang violence, the Wilhall mural at the Wilmington Recreation Center has been a symbol of peace in the Wilmington community for the past 40 years.
In 1996 I was asked to restore (repaint) the mural by a community-based group where I was assisted by volunteers ranging in age from 7 to 44 years old. A dedication ceremony was held upon its completion with the community and local government representatives in attendance, as well as a live broadcast on Channel 2 CBS news. I met several youths who had their bodies tattooed with an image of my mural.
In September of 2004 I again restored the mural as it had been damaged by graffiti and local youths.