Shape of Our Dreams

Title:  Shape of Our Dreams

Site:  Spalding High School
1628 W. Washington Street, Chicago

Artists:  Kristal Pacheco and Rob Moriarty


Community Participants: Willie Anderson, Marcellus Brown, Delano Brown, Mia Coulter, Calvin Gladney, Charles Harris, Christine Hart, Kimwona Howard, Monique Johnson, Zennisha McGruder, Tommie Miller, Cesar Moreno, Hope Morganflash, James Perkins, Starr Ramsey

Sponsors:  Chicago Public Art Group and Gallery 37

Year:  1996

Scale:  13 x 56 feet

Materials:  Broken ceramic tile

Information:  This organic, free-flowing mosaic framing the entrance of Spalding High School developed out of a thematic curriculum based on the question, “Are you most free when you dream?” The artists designed the project to include students with varying degrees of disabilities. There is an interesting variety of tile work in the mosaic, including sections in which the tessellation team arranged larger ceramic tiles in the linear, swirling patterns usually associated with glass-tile mosaic.