The mural measures almost 10,000 square feet and is made from over 1 million 3/4inch glass tiles from Italy and France. Five public schools and dozens of individuals helped create the monumental work. Using the TilePile program created by Josh Sarantitis, Will Wilson and Greg Barton each tile was laid by hand using a palette of 108 colors.
Legacy is a true collaboration. It is also the largest glass-tile mosaic in Philadelphia.
Eric Okdeh and inmate artists from the mural class at SCI Graterford painted the cloth portion (photo transfer on parachute cloth) of the mural, which depicts a map of Africa viewable through the wooden planks of a slave ship.