Department of Cultural Affairs NYCulture City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs NYCulture City of New York

Percent for Art

   Jackie Chang

In Other Words, Glass-mosaic tiles, inlaid marble, 2003


In Other Words

Completion Date:



Glass-mosaic tiles, inlaid marble


KNOWLedge: 128" x 144"
poeTRY: 72" x 192"


Public School 268


92-07 175th Street, Queens


John Ciardullo Associates, P.C.

Sponsor Agency:

Department of Education

Design Agency:

School Construction Authority

Installed in the school's main lobby, main staircase, and auditorium lobby, Jackie Chang's three large-scale murals, entitled In Other Words, feature various words associated with education alongside images of galaxies, nebulas, celestial charts, and the planet earth. Words that appear within the featured words are highlighted or made larger than the root word, offering students a different perspective on language construction. The artist wrote: "For the project, I was inspired by the words that shape and define our education, and the infinite possibilities of what we can learn and discover."

About the Artist...
Jackie Chang received her B. S. in Environmental Science from University of California at Davis, and her M. F. A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A noted public artist, Chang works primarily in mosaic. Recent public art projects and installations have been exhibited at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, the University of Illinois I space Gallery, and the Neuberger Museum.