Title: Visitation Realization
Individual elements for this particular design were taken from archive photos at Visitation School, student drawings and conversations, and the artist’s personal collection of signs and symbols. Some circular elements were taken from photos of stained glass found in the Visitation Church across the street from the school. The image of a Catholic nun, a Catholic mission, an honored saint, and a decorative cross all exist in the left area of the wall. The right portions of the wall host elements that symbolize or speak about industry and transportation. These images reflect the concerns of the GATX Corporation; an airplane, a freight truck, a barge, and machine parts are illustrated. Whirling in and out of these specific concerns are cultural symbols from African, Mexican, and Native American sources. Popular culture is seen in autos and houses and education and community life is also reflected.