The student mural Fragments from the Library of Babel was created during the fall 2017 semester as part of the Mixed-Media/Print Media 3 classes.
The project began with students reading and discussing the short story, The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges. Inspired by this story, students generated ideas about the space and aesthetics of library, systems of knowledge, cataloging, and assemblage. They worked collaboratively to create a variety of mock-ups, which addressed the unique space for the mural. Students worked in groups, combining digital photography, computer graphic manipulations, and large digital printouts with acrylic paint and mediums on PVC panel.
The multi-piece mural was then installed in the Hight Architecture Library in Storrs spring 2018.