A drawing of an orphanage drawing on the walls of an Oxford, England, orphanage drew thousands of people in attendance on Sunday, drawing cheers from those in attendance.
The painting was done by a woman named Rachel Mardell, who was visiting the Oxfam charity orphanage for the first time in two years.
Mardel has a history of drawing on people’s fears, particularly those relating to child abuse, in her work.
She has done murals for the Royal Society of Arts, The British Academy and the University of Bristol.
The Oxfam International office told ABC News in a statement that the work is part of an ongoing series of works by Mardill that celebrate children’s resilience in times of tragedy and fear.
“It was very touching to see that so many people were inspired by the beautiful work that Rachel has done,” said the charity’s executive director, James Watson.
The charity said the work “celebrates the strength and resilience of children and young people, the importance of empathy and the importance for all of us to have the courage to stand up to injustice, to speak out, to challenge and to make a difference.”
The painting is part in the Oxfords annual art exhibition, called The Oxfam Museum, and was designed by renowned British artist David Pritchard.
The artist is the director of the National Gallery of Art.