Joan Kleihauer was the lead artist, who painted it during her tenure as the WTAC Education Coordinator under Director John Outterbridge in the 1980s. Kleihauer was working with the "Go CART" program, an initiative intended to bring art to the youth in the inner-city. John Outterbridge approved the design and encouraged Joan to include African symbols and images of African animals. Reflections of a Child's Eye was painted on the north-west side of the WTAC building. It has been one of the longest-lasting murals on the Campus, who's earth tones continue to be as vibrant as they were when
painted in the '80s.