A five-part series highlighting the local artists commissioned to contribute original artwork to the new clinic
This is part five of a five-part series.
On March 7, 2022, Seattle Children’s new Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) opened the doors to begin serving patients from a second location in the Othello Square complex. In order to deepen the connection with the area, some 21 artists from the local community who are Black, Latinx or Indigenous were commissioned to contribute more than 30 pieces of original artwork in the new building. Using the guiding principles of art that would support health through nature, celebrate inclusiveness, cultivate wonder and joy, and celebrate and honor history, artwork was carefully selected and placed throughout the clinic to enrich the space. Take a journey below through the special artwork showcased throughout the clinic.
“Both Pieces were inspired by the need for Representation. I want Black Children to see themselves living their happy, innocent lives, full of joy and wonder instead of tragedy.”
“When I was invited to participate as an artist by the OBCC, I felt a lot of joy since it was an opportunity to share colors with the children. I felt the connection to them with the creation and presentation of my visual art, reflecting the cultural heritage of my Hispanic-Latino/ Indigenous roots. My work at the Clinic is a visual interaction with children in Seattle.”
“A Strange (Beautiful) Planet painting symbolizes every individual’s identity, diversity, and questions about the idea of beauty. This painting is one of my Raindrops series which has a theme of belonging and how to harmonize with community members from different cultures.”
“I am honored to complement the space of OBCC with inviting creations of artwork. Artwork with diversity and community in mind and heart. My absolute mission is to have an everlasting positive impact within my community, and this is exactly why I am an artist today. Enjoy!”
Angie Hinojos is a Mexican American public artist. Angie’s work amplifies untold stories and personal histories. Her work aims to highlight the connections between past and present, and the value of cultural traditions. Angie’s background as an architect results in work that often explores pattern, structure, and space.