The 50 sq ft mosaic was done and dedicated in December 2003. The mosaic was done in 5 weeks with teens and sponsored by Alternatives Agency Inc. The teens, who came from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, took the subject of racial profiling literally by including their profiles in silhouette. Aspects of the design depict other elements of their journey to Chicago.
“Part of a new model for integrating public art into playground and park settings, the bench design is an abstraction of water, sand, and natural elements. It references the overall theme for the park which is the lakefront and its environs. Teens and comunity volunteers assisted during the project’s production.”