On Saturday, October 7, 2017, 350 ( !!! ) students, their parents and visitors to the museum, created pieces for a WAVE installation at the William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, CT. The installation was timed to coincide with both Parent’s Weekend and “Unfiltered: An Exhibition on Water,” which “explores water as a universal concern and touches on the themes of the power of water and the changing landscape; water pollution and biology; water scarcity; climate change; the physical properties of water; and the Connecticut River.” Included in the exhibition are contemporary artists Diana Barker Price; Will Sillin; Leif Nilsson; Stacy Levy; Ravi Agarwal; Vibha Galhotra; Kate Cordsen, Wave artist, Susan Hoffman Fishman; Jamie Murphy; Rani Jha, Atul Bhalla, and Michael Singer as well as nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists: Lionel Feininger; Frederick Judd Waugh; Reginald Marsh; Arthur B. Davies; Gerrit Hondius; Martin Johnson Heade; Fairfield Porter; Maurice Prendergast; Henry Ward Ranger; and Robert Motherwell.
Located on the second floor landing of the museum, opposite a large and equally colorful Sol LeWitt piece, The Wave was hung to cover the whole length of a floor to ceiling window measuring approximately 20′ in length and 14′ high. Referencing the movement of a waterfall, it spills onto the floor of the landing in multiple directions. During the day, sunlight streaming into the south-facing window interacts with the installation to create a stained glass effect. The Wave will remain at the Benton through December 17, 2017.