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Welcome! - 7' x 50' - 3400 hand-made tiles

"Welcome!" depicts two hands reaching out to shake hands. Each of the 3400 hand-made tiles has an individual figure glazed onto its surface. The mural symbolizes the moment when a passenger is transformed from an anonymous traveler, by a greeting, into a unique person at the beginning or end of a journey.

The background of the mural is made up of shiny gold tiles each with the standard symbol for men or women. These symbolize the anonymity of a traveler. The two outstretched hands are made up of turquoise tiles each with an individual figure. The turquoise tiles depict a wide variety of figures; some are thin, heavy, tall, short, young, and old. Others have oversized large heads others have tiny heads. These can be interpreted as different ways of thinking or perhaps ego.

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"Welcome!" - 2002 - Civic Center Bus Station, Denver, Colorado

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