North Carolina artist David Wilson designed the collage art in the glass windscreens in six bus shelters along Beatties Ford Road between I-485 and LaSalle Street. The artist visited the project site and met with members of the Historic West End community to research ideas relevant to the local neighborhoods.
He also visited Johnson C. Smith University to meet with faculty and students to learn about the University's impact on the community. Wilson gathered images, documents, and text pertaining to the community’s past and configured them within colorful patterns of his own design to turn CATS bus shelters into jewel boxes honoring the West End Community’s past.
In the side panels of each shelter, the artist's statements chronicle the memories and mention the notable figures honored by his art.
As light shines through the glass throughout the day, this remembrance is cast in colorful shadow onto adjacent areas.