Panel 2: Elements from Past and Present
"With a graceful swan dive, the City College diver Helen Crlenkovich blends ancient Mexico into the Bay Area. Rivera wrote, 'The conquest of time and space was symbolized by a woman diving and the Golden Gate Bridge spanning San Francisco Bay.'
(Note; the bridge is actually the Bay Bridge)
"In the upper section, the contemporary Mexican artisan carving the sculpture of Quetzacoatl, the plumed serpent god, represents the continuity of Mexican ancient culture.
"In the lower section, Rivera depicted himself painting the portraits of the great liberators: Washington, Jefferson, Hidalgo, Morelos, Bolivar, Lincoln, and John Brown."