Creation Myths
 

































Title:  Creation Myths


Site:  Ray William Elementary School
5631 S. Kimbark, Chicago

Artist:  Mirtes Zwierzynski


Assistants:


Community Participants: Ray School 4th, 5th and 6th graders


Sponsors: Ray William Elementary School


Year:  2001


Scale:  75 square feet


Materials:  Broken ceramic tile


Information:  The mural represents the myths that different cultures maintain about the creation of the world. Nine classrooms selected one myth from cultures such as Egypt, Greece, the Eskimos, Mayas, Iceland, the Marshall Island, and others. After learning the myths, the students were asked to draw their own interpretations of the stories that they have heard.  Zwierzynski worked in the classrooms and together with the students and their drawings developed a design for the mosaic. This colorful addition to the school brightens the school’s hallways and celebrates diverse beliefs and cultures.