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Ice Cream Dream
Hector Duarte
Mixed media mosaic
2004, Arts in Transit

At the center of this mosaic is a large heart with several buildings featuring the neighborhood’s unique architectural characteristics and facades. Surrounding the heart are the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center, signifying the neighborhood’s place in the city. Monarch butterflies are the predominant theme throughout the mural; like many people who pass through this station daily, monarchs are migrants. Every year the monarch travels thousands of miles from Mexico to the Midwest. The butterflies emerge in the mural as a wave of energy, a reflection of magical realism that has marked Latin American literature. 

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