The White House Gates Inspire a Philosophical Discussion

I love it when seemingly unrelated information suddenly just fits together!  It creates a much more provocative and interesting whole!

Take a look at how a special sculpture opens up a conversation about protection. In a Houston art exhibit Margaret Griffith, a talented LA based artist, questions the ability of gates to really provide protection in today’s unsettled world. Her medium is a life-sized, paper-cut replica of the East and West gates of the White House. Her Gates suggest the “decadence and ruin of an institution in crisis” which its gates could not protect.

Ms. Griffith’s Gates will be on display through mid-November in Houston at the DiverseWorks Gallery (http://diverseworks.org) . BUT, the real White Houses gates that inspired her work are, of course, in Washington, DC ready to be observed and discussed.  

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