Einstein's Kindergarten

H.J. Slider's avatar H.J. Slider

Einstein's Kindergarten was originally created to express interest in and concern about the current state of public education. As this assembled sculpture developed in my mind's eye and on my workbench, the concept of education emerged as a rhythm of remembering and forgetting, instructing and absorbing, acquiring and discarding. Another rhythm is discernible in the oldest form of organized education: storytelling. Using visual vocabulary, the teller gives and the listener receives, the elders exhale and the young inhale, the wisest teachers learn and the wisest students teach. I create art to be involved with that ancient repeated pattern of learning and teaching, telling and listening, watching and perceiving. My hope is that viewers of my work will engage in their own continued rhythms by searching and discovering, “reading” and interpreting, and creating a dialog with others—a pattern of observing and expressing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 22 inches
  • Medium: assembled sculpture
  • Width: 25 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 37 inches