EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — In the aftermath of El Paso Walmart shooting murals of solidarity started to appear across the city.
An El Paso muralist donated his time and skills to create a mural for El Pasoans to heal.
“I’ve always loved art as a kid. I had a buddy that had a little subway artbook that opened my mind to colors and spray-paint,” said David Navarro.
Navarro has been painting for 20 years.
“It’s an outlet for me, it’s therapeutic. Painting is therapeutic for me, it takes me away from whatever I got going on,” he said.
Navarro created a love-theme mural to pay it forward to the community.
“Love conquers all. I just think it’s the strongest of emotions that we have. It’s stronger than hate. It’s an act of random kindness. Just doing something kind for a stranger. It could make their day,” Navarro said.
The mural represents the strength of the community from the August 3 shooting but also the strength El Pasoans have had to endured during COVID-19.
The mural is located at 1006B Wall Street in south-central El Paso.
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