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In the Coates Library at Trinity University in San Antonio Texas, a remarkable work of art covers its central stairwell's outer and inner walls. It is the world’s largest photo-collage mural, encompassing c.1,400 square feet, and composed of hundreds of images, many of which are themselves composed of, and integrated with, other images. It was created by the artist, James Sicner.
This is a guide to that work. It is based on primary research conducted in 1991 and an examination of primary sources, texts, and illustrations located in Sicner’s home, conducted and transcribed two subsequent interviews with James’ sister Celeste Sicner-Hurd, and transcribed an on-air Trinity University “Library Hour” program James Sicner had with Irma Dee Everts, and Katherine Pettit, on January 30, 1980.
Kregor, Karl H., "James Sicner's "Eternal Vigilance": An Illustrated Narrative to The World's Largest Photo-Collage Mural" (2022). Faculty Authored and Edited Books & CDs. 193.