In his blog post ISP Director Dr. Arnie Bieber focuses on the influence of the prominent Czech artist, Peter Sís, had on the design of this stunning facility that is the ISP Learning Innovation Hub.
Dr. Bieber explains his personal connection to the art of Petr Sís, as he puts it:
“I grew up in New York City, and until I ventured out into the world of international education over 25 years ago, the city was my center. If you’ve ever spent any time in the New York subway system, you would have encountered some of Sís’s work. While not a native New Yorker, (Sís was born in Czechoslovakia), New York is his adopted home. An internationally renowned artist, author, filmmaker and illustrator, Sís has won many awards for his illustrated stories, which portray a world of fantasy, great voyages, adventures, reminiscences, and dreams. His whimsical art reflects his love for this quirky city as well as an uncanny ability to communicate big ideas. His work ranging from large pieces like his Yellow Submarine tapestry which hangs in Ellis Island, to his thought provoking and iconic subway art and mosaics have become an influential and instantly recognisable thread in my city’s rich tapestry”.
Read the entire blog post here.