The Peace of Womenkind

  • The rich color palette of "The Peace of Womenkind" will beautify a Montefiore Medical Center clinic.
  • The mural design sketch.

Project Description

Groundswell was commissioned by Montefiore Medical Center to engage young women residents of Horizons Juvenile Center in the creation of two new murals for the inside of two Montefiore OB/GYN clinics. This collaboration proved a powerful opportunity to engage women from various economic and cultural backgrounds and allow them to provide meaningful support to one another. Visitors to the Montefiore clinics will be positively impacted by the presence of art, while the young women from Horizons were offered a public platform to share their perspectives and talents while positively impacting the broader community. “The Peace of Womenkind” is set in a surrealist and undulating landscape with light yellows, deep raw siennas, and greens colors, also with metallic gold, bronze, and copper paint, inspired by Gustav Klimt. The main figure is a mother who melds with the landscape as she bathes a child in a lake fed by a distant waterfall. On the left is a group of three women and two children, who share a single body covered by a flat metallic pattern. 

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Project Info

Location: 3444 Kossuth Avenue Bronx, NY 10467

Community Commission

Women's Empowerment


Montefiore Medical Center
Horizon Juvenile Center

Lead Artist(s):
Nicole Schulman

Assistant Artist(s):
Jess Poplawski



Six young women residents of Horizon Juvenile Center
Acrylic on Wood Panel

Dimensions: 4 x 8ft

Fun Facts

Gustav Klimt, whose 'Golden Phase' inspired the color palette of this mural, left numerous paintings unfinished upon his death in 1918.
Fun Fact
The NYC Administration for Children’s Services provides secure detention for both alleged Juvenile Delinquents and Offenders. Horizon Juvenile Center in the Bronx houses children between the ages of 10 and 15 who are awaiting resolution of their cases.
"The young women were all very into poetry and seemed to thrive on being able to express their opinions and be heard." - Nicole Schulman, Lead Artist