For many years, the stunning large-scale art piece, Communications Disc - Labrinth, was situated on a back wall of the School's lower-level Middle School Boulevard by the art studio. Recently, it received a much-needed 'facelift' to remove dust and restore its original lustre, followed by a heavy-equipment-aided physical move to a new and prominent location in the main lobby.
The colorful fabric art now dominates the wall at the head of the Wilson Family Upper School library and open stairway and adjacent to a wall of indirect window light that infuses the richly-colored fabric with a soft sheen. The installation at PDS is one quarter of the original piece commissioned by the AT&T world headquarters campus and created by artist Sheila Hicks in 1976. Another quarter is in the collection of the Lawrenceville School and two are in the collection of Wellesley College. The massive piece was given to the School by former PDS Trustee Lynn and Robert Johnston, past parents and avid art collectors.
A conservator restored the piece this winter and it was carefully moved, along with the dedication plaque, to its new location over President's Weekend. Head of School Paul Stellato, Director of Advancement Kathy Schulte, Director of Visual and Performing Arts Stan Cahill and Director of the Anne Reid '72 Art Gallery Jody Erdman collaborated on this restoration and art relocation effort, which now welcomes and inspires all who traverse the School's main lobby crossroads.