New Patterns/Future Visions
 

































Title:  New Patterns/Future Visions


Site:  Senn Park/Unity Garden
1500 W. Thorndale Avenue, Chicago

Artist:  Mirtes Zwierzynski


Assistant: Bela Silva


Community Participants:19 Senn Academy students


Sponsors:  Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago Park District, Gallery 37, and Senn High School


Year: 1997


Scale:  Pavement- 120 square feet; 2 columns- 11 feet and 9 feet tall


Materials:  Mosaic stone, tiles, and reverse casting cement


Information:  This site consisted of three lots, abandoned and unremarkable except for the weeds. This ceramic mosaic installation--consisting of stone mosaic pavers and two columns--features patterns and images reflecting the student participants’ diverse cultural heritages. The mosaic pavers form the central focus for a circular semi-circular seating berm. The site includes raised-bed gardens maintained by community residents.