Layers of History, Layers of Meaning 2008

Entry foyer of Latin Middle School, North and Dearborn, Chicago

porcelain clay relief tile and glass mosaic

Close-up view of the rusty iron heart at the mural's center pays homage to Nelson Algren’s ode to Chicago, City on the Make. 

Peterson co-created and co-designed this mosaic and ceramic tile mural in close collaboration with Ginny Sykes. It evokes the deep history of the area with a geologic and imagined landscape that embodies the region’s past and looks toward the future as it continues to be dreamed  and created. 

Mural Installations
Latin Middle School