Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
installation of platforms, light, water, sand, wall climbing, shade,
shadow, and reflection is intended to incorporate many senses. When one
visits the exhibition, the senses of sight, sound and touch are enhanced
by the awareness of one’s self passing through space and time.
Visitors were encouraged to find a spot that is suitable, and then
settle in, wind down, and simply be.
Once one had slowed down to the point of listening to one’s
heartbeat, the visitor “tuned in” to the subtle and evocative stimuli
provided. The exhibition
offered a setting for a passage into a private moment of tranquility and
peace. The central focus of
the exhibition is the light pond. A
series of boxes on electrical timers that ripple the light creating an
ambience representative of the dynamics of nature.