Palmer Commons

Language: The Human Quintessence Image

The centerpiece of our collection is a large mural on our fourth floor. Mark Tucker, Art Director for a neighborhood student program, the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, and founder of Festifools, a popular local event, invited students to design and create a 1,235-square foot mural. This mural is now installed in the 4th Floor Atrium at Palmer Commons, a location visible from many positions both inside and outside the building. Tucker explains that in designing the mural, several students were guided by the theme of language. More importantly, though, all of the students who created this mural “exercised their visual language skills throughout.” The title of the mural, 'Language: The Quintessence,' reflects this focus. The vibrant mural provides a creative and transformative ambiance in one of our favorite spots in our building and is one of our most ambitious and striking examples of community-based student work.