Sigh…. We are soon to be without our hearts, because, well, they weren’t “ours” to begin with! Third graders at Marin School just up the street from the library were generous enough to lend all this feeling and color and beauty to us for a time. Isn’t life full of such times? Exhibits–like school years or summer camps or theatrical productions–don’t last forever.
Public art is great because it remakes a room and invites us to look places we may not have noticed. This display had us looking up toward the ceiling where all the light pours in. We just need to keep that upward feeling. Thanks to teaching artist, Lisa Norman, for thinking up this project and carting the hearts to us in her art-mobile! Thanks to the teachers and staff at Albany Schools for ALL the art they shared. We’re looking forward to more incredible displays on the shelves and walls of the library.