This is not a complex structure, but it contains a big idea. All the blocks are uniform and of the same tone except for two, which are close to the center. They are part of the structure and share a lot of common elements with the other blocks, but they look different. They don’t fit in. So, the question becomes, how does one assimilate while holding on to our unique qualities? Which is better, a fruit smoothie where everything gets blended together or a fruit salad where you can experience individual flavors?
This installation is in the Sculpture Garden, which is part of the Hirschhorn Museum and I’m not sure of the artist’s name or the title of the piece. All I know is that it grabbed my attention and then it made me think. It is my belief that all good art does that.