The mural, also known as the hatch painting or Swan mural, was a large painting along the wall between the entrance corridor and the living area of the Swan. Painted in an expressionist style by Desmond, (Secrets From the Hatch) it was a mélange of images and writing, many of which may be open to interpretation. The basic elements are identified in the gallery below; detailed interpretations are found on the theories page.
- Black man with eye scratched out, who appears to be wearing a cassock or other item of clerical clothing
- Caucasian woman
- Yellow object and the sign: eye, m, sick (I am sick)
- Sailing vessel
- Stick figure people up-side down
- Numbers 108 and 42
- Three Houses
- Stick figure people right-side up. One of the stick figures is connected with a red line to the numbers. Some of the stick figures are in a section of the mural that is red as opposed to yellow.
- Moon and starry night. The moon's phase appears to be between waning crescent and last quarter.
- The Arrow is heading towards 325° and at the left side of the Arrow you can read "Out".
- A pair of wings behind the man and woman. The left wing (according to the painting) being Black and the right one being White
- The mural was painted by executive producer and director Jack Bender. All of Jack's art can be seen on his official website: http://www.jackbenderart.com
- The tools Bender used were paint, pencil, and wax crayon. 
- The mural was featured in the trailer for Lost: Via Domus.
- Many items on the mural reappeared at a chalkboard in the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute in "The Beginning of the End".
- The circle with a dot is called a circumpunct, long used to symbolize the sun.
- Jack Bender's full Art Collection - http://www.jackbenderart.com
- Thehatchpainting.com - Official site, from Jack Bender and Yarger Fine Art
- Yarger Fine Art - To see the mural, click to "Jack Bender" under "Artists". Autographed and unautographed renditions of the "Hatch Painting", either poster or on canvas, are for sale.