Fuse, 2005-2007
The William Benton Museum of Art
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Photographic Duraclear
16' x 12'

Site photography by Cathy Carver

For the William Benton Museum of Art site project, located at the University of Connecticut, I responded to the three large windows that provide a dramatic focus to the building's facade as well as a type of portal to the interior grand staircase. The link between the museum's pivotal triptych windows to the rose window of a gothic cathedral seems obvious, and underscores what I see as an evolving trend in contemporary art - the fusion of the secular and the religious in a lively discourse on spirituality. As a metaphor for this discourse, the image is a self-portrait (parenthesized, stained and illuminated by nature) projected by the sun's rays into the interior of the building during varying times of the day. The piece is aptly named Fuse.