“Signs of the Wellston Loop” uses stop-motion animation to visualize changes in the signs of the Wellston Loop over the course of the last 60 years. Individually, these signs bear the histories of homes and businesses. Collectively, they reveal a history of the neighborhood as a whole. This history involves maintenance and improvement as well as negligence and decay. My intention with “Signs of the Wellston Loop” is to document both of these forces and to underscore that there is hope in blight. All drawings based on interviews with long-time community members. Photographs by Emma Riley.