Onomatopoeia / Onomatopeya
Onomatopoeia / Onomatopeya
Ceramic, ceramic glazes, white maple frame supports
16' x 4' high, plus 2.5'x4' high

A series of thirty-nine exclamatory words or phrases that are associated with sounds, and interjections that are similarly voiced. Half the words are presented in Spanish and half in English, with a few words carrying the same meaning in each language. Meant to convey a youthful exuberance and represent the wide diaspora of both Spanish and English speakers worldwide. The mural, while primarily a visual experience, also attempts to activate the viewers’ sense of hearing, by evoking the memory of sounds.

Commissioned by the Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program-Capital Development Board. Located in the College of Lake County Community Center, Waukegan Illinois. Approximately 50% of the student body have Hispanic heritage.

One of three murals on three floors. Murals are presented in two parts with smaller assortment in complimentary color to right of built in wall monitor.