In memory of the Jews who for centuries lived in Dąbrowa Białostocka, Podwal's mother's birthplace in Northeastern Poland, Podwal was asked to design a mural to be painted on an outside wall of Dąbrowa's high school. The image includes an oak tree (Dąbrowa means “oak forest”) with the letters of the Yiddish alphabet scattered among the leaves. To symbolize the burning of the town by the Germans in 1941, painted in red and orange are the Dąbrowa synagogue and homes.