Friday, March 5, 2010

This is not a Pipe

One of Surrealist's Rene Magritte's famous paintings is entitled "This is Not a Pipe."
With this image the artist was suggesting that a painting of a pipe, regardless of how realistic it might be,  is not really a pipe.  You may disagree, but there will be no disagreement when you walk down our first floor hallway.  What you will witness is an entire network of pipes!
Here's a fraction of that network: 

I've been told that the average museum guest spends an average of 3 seconds in front of each work of art.   I suggest you take all the time you need to check out the network of pipes created by our artists.  One way or another we are all connected -  and this wonderful collaborative installation is a metaphor for our interconnectedness.  A special thanks to Suzanne Seigneur for heading up the network of art moms who took time out of their busy day to install the work.   And be sure to thank your favorite artist for their beautiful artwork.