Reach: Movement and Ascension Through Learning
 

































Title:  Reach: Movement and Ascension Through Learning


Site:  Morton West High School,
2400 S. Home, Berwyn, Illinois

Artist:  Rob Moriarty


Assistants:


Community Participants: 20 students from Morton West High School


Sponsors:  Morton West High School


Year:  2000


Scale:  9 x 40 feet


Materials:  Ceramic tile mosaic on masonry


Information:  Students working with Moriarty designed and fabricated this mural to reinforce a respect for learning and for learning to respect. Its imagery combines the subtle (a school turned onto its side) and the obvious (the word “Learning”) to create layers of meaning. Open interpretation is reinforced by the open-ended-ness of some of the tile designs and the use of strong negative space.