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Hearts and Homes, 1999

In 1999, I worked with kids from the City of East Chicago summer parks program to produce a community mural at the West Calumet Complex. The mural is comprised of imagery drawn by the students during workshops. Staying faithful to their drawings I composed a mural structure to tie all of the drawings together. During the rest of the summer, the students worked along side me and my assistant to paint the mural.

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Hearts and Homes, summer mural project, 1999
West Calumet Complex, East Chicago, IN
acrylic on brick
12 x 78′
Tom with Clinton Mason and student participants
in the Hearts and Homes, summer mural project, 1999
West Calumet Housing Complex, East Chicago, IN
acrylic on brick
12 x 78′
Detail, Hearts and Homes, 1999
West Calumet Housing Complex, East Chicago, IN