23. This mosaic features calendar plates and additional donation from visitors to McColl Center. This was the first mosaic made during the artist's 4-month residency. Painted violets on a donated teacup (honoring the owner's namesake) were a brother's gift to his sister, who purchased the gift in England while stationed with the Navy in World War II.
25.This mosaic honors Camden Road, where British General Cornwallis led his soldiers during the American Revolution. A fallen Redcoat symbolizes American victory, as hornets feed on a defeated cicada. A plate commemorates the Declaration of Independence. Donated Venetian glass provides the vivid red color, paired with melted Venetian figurines.
27. North Carolina is founded on the tobacco industry, but the No-Smoking tiles send a cautioning message among smoke rings and the nicotina flower of the tobacco plant.
This piece includes mosaic work by David Ray Chishom, a noted local painter and mosaic artist, and recognizable face among Charlotte's homeless population. Often seen with a grocery cart full of artwork, declining payment with the request that donations be made directly to the Urban Ministry Center. His white and red cross mosaic located at the left of the art came from works featured by Carolina Clay Connection; he was aware of its future inclusion in the Camden Wall project. "Ray" was fatally struck by a drunk driver prior to the completion of wall.
32. This orange and blue cog frames donated pieces
from a grandmother’s dinnerware and other collections, surrounding a cicada,
teddy bear, flowers, and a troll. A
tilted sun shines on a chinois temple of a Dilworth garden