Layers of History, Layers of Meaning 2008

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

porcelain relief tile and glass mosaic

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. The mural features an integration of clay and glass with a rusty iron heart at its center in homage to Nelson Algren’s ode to Chicago, City on the Make. It also contains some small fossil like elements from student work embedded in clay.

Mural Installations
Latin Middle School