The Rubber Hand Pipe was only one pipe from many in "Pipe Dreams Merges with The Great Pipe Dream". This art adventure began with Judy Wray in New Jersey, USA and Henry Sunderland in Christchurch, New Zealand, using recyled plastics and PVC pipe with other found objects. The two artists spearheaded a project involving close to 50 schools and around 100 pipe sculptures. A few of the pipes have kept on going. In this slide show we will try and give an overview showing what has developed in a long string of events.
A good place to grow beautiful things fast!
What's NEXT?! Beetles! I like beetles! Little Tonka Toys!! Shiny! One night a river of beetles came through Tepoztlan, following the current of electrical lines. The darkening sky was filled with their black bodies. Lucky people caught in the maelstrom flailing to fend them off, rushing for cover. The Beetles did a funny and curious thing. If by chance they entered a crack under a door or through a window, they wasted no time at all circling the room, but headed straight for the floor where they promptly upended and whirled their sturdy legs continuously. Wound up toys winding down.
A road less traveled...
a journey begun....
Alex, from East Brunswick, NJ flies to the magic town of Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico.
View from San Juan, Morelos, Mexico
Up a Nespero tree
Hiking in San Juan
Socorro & Dariana
In the Garden or En el jardin del casa de Socorro
View from the roof
Prepared for Day of the Dead!
500 people came to our door near the heart of town. Mother's with babies, fathers, children of all sizes, groups of teens, grandmothers and grandfathers, all hitting the cobblestone streets for penny candies.
Each child challenged to carve their own calabasa, using real knives and then placing a fat, lighted candle securely inside. A rush of creativity! during the days preceding one could often see people of all ages hard at work carving their calabasa.
This is the view from classes held outside at Experiencia Adventura, a language school that believes learning can and should be fun, an adventure!
A visiting artist from NJ brings rubber gloves from UMDNJ-RWJMS. One hundred more hands go on-a-line..a clothesline (not a pipe)..and on line..the internet. Oct. & Nov, 2007
A Jack Russel Terrior, named "Capu" had puppies while we were there and the puppies were welcomed into our classes.
Carmela, as sweet tempered as her name!
Prof. Silvia Ballinas Tapia – Spearheading a different sort of school. Experiencia Adventura...classes outdoors on a rounded mountain overlooking a valley and a view of mountains. Classes where the cats sleep curled on the notebooks and the dogs lie at ones feet and there is time to create and join hands in unusual ways. Learning can and should be fun, an adventure. www.experienciatepoztlan.com
The Robot Glove
Chanta – 89 – walks miles each day with a pack over roads that look like lava spews. She tends her own garden and lives by her wits. She is a strong, resilient Mexican woman.
Huma Rama, a medical student at UMDNJ was president of the Healing Arts Club. That year she did this glove and we found a small glass heart at a local lumber company where we have a few of our art projects showcased..they went together nicely!
The Rubber Hand Pipe stayed at New Hope foundation for a year where teens put their hearts into it.
One of the students from the Teen Arts Program way back in the beginning!
The Rubber Hand Pipe began with artist Judy Wray and a hand from another artist, Little Bobby Duncan. We started the project at a Teen Arts event in NJ. It went on to schools, parades, neighborhood visits and then spent a year at New Hope foundation, Marlboro, NJ. We try and photograph the hands we see but sometimes, often they go up on the pipe and bio degrade before we have a chance to know who did what. One thing we found out quickly in Mexico..the white ones don’t last..sometimes the lifespan is just a few hours when the glove begins to burst like a dandelion. So we are emphasizing other colors.
Glen, with his duct tape and CD pipe.
Carole! A teacher in Perth Amboy schools.
Maxine (France) & Little Bobby Duncan (NJ)
Maxine Gantois, the CD pipe from France
This is John! He wanted to be in the class when we began "What's Art".
The whole NJ project began because of this man, sculptor Tihamer Binner, Hungarian by birth and living in Somerset. He is a master with PVC pipe. I thought what about a whole show, with many people at work on their own variations. when it all comes together they all can more readily appreciate the masterfulness of working with the medium.
...and NAZ..photo coming!
This was the original design for the Pipe Dreams project. http://www.valweb.org/pipedreams/dreamingofpipes.htm
The Camp Daisy Pipe being secured while it was at UMDNJ-RWJMS, Piscataway, NJ.
Camp Daisy, East Brunswick, NJ joined hands with teens and staff at New Hope Foundation. Now the pipe stands in front of Eighteen Lumber Company on the main drag.
A few of the pipes from the show while they were at UMDNJ-RWJMS, Piscataway, NJ.
a few of the pipes while they were at the East Brunswick Municipal building.
Quin & Stephanie DeGeneste with their students visitng the show while it was at Somerset Art Association, Bedminster, NJ
Seven pipe sculptures came to the United States from Christchurch, New Zealand.
Henry Sunderland, Christchurch, New Zealand, spearheading "The Great Pipe Dream"
A seed pod from one of the Fantastic Plastic Pipe sculptures from New Zealand.
Seven pipe sculptures came to the United States from Christchurch, New Zealand. this one was done by teacher/artist Tony King while working with students at the Allenvale School for Children with Special Needs.
The Allenvale Fantastic Plastic Pipe sculpture at the Art Yard, East Brunswick, NJ.
My friend Drew Proctor with one of the refurbished New Zealand pipe sculptures.
Little Bobby Duncan painting bottles at UMDNJ-RWJMS, Piscataway, NJ
HOOP, magic man
HOOP's neon red flyguy with quin Jr. at SAA
The Paul Robeson School Pipes visit Citizen School, New Brunswick, NJ.
Justin, who knew Power Point when nobody else did.
Tony's sculpture in among the students at Citizen School during the "What's Art" apprenticeship program.
"What's Art" in progress at Citizen School, New Brunswick, NJ
Justin Price, "What's Art?"
The Blue Ball Pipe on tour in New Zealand.
The Ball Pipe at Hornby High School, Christchurch, New Zealand
The Blue Ball Pipe from the "What's Art" apprenticeship program at Citizen School, New Brunswick, NJ
The first sunrise on my arrival in New Zealand to witness the pipe anchored at the top of a rounded mountain in Horohata, New Zealand.
Henry Sunderland, Christchurch, New Zealand. Taking the Blue Ball Pipe on tour.
Diane Alpers, on tour with the Blue Ball Pipe.
The Ball Dude come together from the detritus of an after school clean up in Diane Alpers' class at Shirlie Boys' School.
...on tour with the Blue Ball Pipe.
Helen Langden & Judy Wray, Horohata, New Zealand
Tony & Helen
The Blue Ball Pipe's first snow in Horohata, New Zealand.
Istvan Papai at Eighteen Lumber company after materializing a pipedream by his friend in Hungary, Judith Rosza.
A few of the pipes from the Pipe Dream show at a 4th of July parade in Milltown, NJ, 2003.
The original pipes the NJ project began with at Paul Robeson School, New Brunswick, NJ. these pipes can be seen today standing at UMDNJ-RWJMS casting a tall shadow on the pillar behind.
The Pipe Dreams show at Somerset Art Association, NJ
Quin DeGeneste, Judy Wray, Justin Price & Mark Nerys
The Serpent, Bob Rakita
Quin DeGeneste, Somerset, NJ
Leon Rainbow, Trenton, NJ
The Running Nose Pipe from students in special classes at East Brunswick High School.
The guys at U Frame It !!! (corner piece)
Paul Pugliese's PVC pipe sculpture "Juggler's" while the Pipe Dream's show visited IBG Creative Service's in Old Bridge, NJ.
Mark Nerys, at work on the pipe from India by Shankar Barua
Laszlo Krisch, a toast to Shankar!
Judy Wray, Mexico
Artist Judy Wray and Laszlo Krisch worked over by the magic fingers of digital artist Ansgard Thomson, Alberta, Canada.
The Flying Beetle at the ArtYard with HOOP's neon red FlyGuy in the driver's seat!