Zabou was commissioned by the Lincoln Medical School to paint a series of artworks inside their main building, on the lower ground leading to the lecture rooms. The mural revolves around the idea of connection, anatomy and botanicals.
It features two main portraits: Jaya, a first year student at the school, is depicted looking kindly at a second person, an anatomical profile made of the skull, muscles and veins. This can symbolise the connection and relationship between the doctor and the patient and/or the human body. On the other side, her hand is holding a real life Rod of Asclepius which is associated with medicine and healing. On the entrance hall a large swan, one of the symbols of Lincoln, welcomes the visitors. The different walls all feature medicinal plants such as calendula, peppermint, cowberries, lavender, foxgloves and knapweed.
Untitled – Zabou – 25×2,5m – Lincoln, UK – 2021
Jaya in front of her portrait:
Photos credit: Zabou