From Many Paths We Come

Title:  From Many Paths We Come

Site:  Sunnyside Mall
1300 block of west Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago

Artists:  Ginny Sykes and Mirtes Zwierzynski

Assistants:  Clara Chardavoine and Abi Gonzales

Community Participants:  11 youth participants

Sponsors:  Chicago Public Art Group, Beacon Street Gallery and Chicago Department of Transportation

Year:  1997

Scale:  Concrete totems with mosaics, sidewalk mosaics, and mosaic panels

Materials:  Glass and ceramic tile, concrete

Information:  This cast concrete-and-mosaic landscape design project lends a contemplative sense of place to a newly-created two-block pedestrian mall. On the west side of the mall, the artists installed understated glass-mosaic squares in traditional brick and stone entry gates. On the east side, a cracked ceramic tile pavement winds among three columns covered in glass and handmade ceramic tile. The mosaics were created with a team of Gallery 37 youths whose makeup reflected the vibrant diversity of Uptown.