The inspiration for this new artwork is found in a similar piece that was executed in the dining hall over 50 years ago by William Severson of St. Louis. The canvas, so to speak, is a wall of whitewashed rectangular bricks. By carving into the brick, the whitewash is brushed away to reveal the natural color of the brick and the outline of the figures. Color is selectively added to accentuate, in this case, a loaf of bread.