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Recently at the PS51 Back 2 School event, parents and students learned about the newly installed sculpture CONSTELLATION FOR A CONUNDRUM, 2014 by artist Janelle Iglesias. A a ceiling mounted sculpture created for the P.S. 51 atrium, a 2-story alcove leading to the school’s playground. The sculpture is a three-dimensional rendering of two different solution strategies to the classic “9 dots puzzle.” Nine objects are suspended from the ceiling representing the nine dots. The aluminum pipe forms a constellation configured to match the solutions to the puzzle. Here, the phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ is most apparent, as it is a restatement of the solution strategy.

Janelle conducted 15 workshops with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade classes. She shared her artwork with the PS 51 artists and described her installation vision for the new space. She then taught students how to create a triangular prism using straw and string and eventually to create giant prisms with paper & colorful masking tape! Needless to say, students had a blast! Each student created triangular prisms individually and collectively. When joined together, fabulous mobile’s were created and are now hanging on the fourth floor! We are so happy to have had the partnership with Public Art for Public Schools (PAPS). lashermanasiglesias.com/janelle-iglesias

Check out the pics by clicking the link below

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