Artist Dwight White II has seen a nurse who lives in his University Village apartment building coming and going recently at late hours.
He’s talked to her from opposite sides of the elevator, pleasantries mostly, but never got her name.
She has no idea she’s the inspiration for a mural White just painted on the side of Lulu’s Hot Dogs, 1000 S. Leavitt St., in which she’s dressed like Captain America.
“She sparked my inspiration, medical workers are kind of the glue holding the world together right now,” said White, 26.
The artwork is part of Murals for Medical Relief, a campaign that’s tapping local artists to paint murals on buildings near the Illinois Medical District on the Near West Side honoring medical workers and first responders. The campaign’s website has a map showing where each mural is located.