In collaboration with the Anchorage Community Land Trust, a generous grant from the Atwood Foundation, and the assistance of artist, Graham Dane, the Mt. View Hispanic Cultural Center Mural emerged. I had just returned from a two month residency in Santa Fe and was on a strict timeline to produce the mural before the weather turned. As long as the temps stayed above freezing and the paint did not freeze the project was on. We were blessed with a week of sunshine, enough time to set up scaffolding and paint the mural. The design was made with the residents of Mt. View in mind, the Hummingbird a universal good omen for this diverse community.