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54th/Cermak Station
Nicole Gordon
Paint on porcelain tile
2004, Arts in Transit

This painting on ceramic tile depicts a tapestry in which Cicero’s rich cultural history and diversity unfolds. Cicero is a town that is historically noted as a working class community composed primarily of immigrants that have strived to establish themselves and realize the American dream. A township map of Cicero serves as a foundation of the piece, as well as decorative references to the cultures that comprise the community. Some of the town’s most important streets and landmarks provide a structural element, upon which the narrative unfolds.



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