Harvard University | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mirror Way, 1980

This temporary installation in the neoclassical stone courtyard of the Fogg Museum takes advantage of the three level view into the courtyard.  A complex wood structure, it seemed to fill the court.  In contrast to its historicized setting it looked like a construction site, a stage set, or the temporary platform for a feast or procession which is about to take place. The layering of stairs and platforms invites physical engagement – stepping, climbing, sitting; its complexity is a challenge to explore the space.  However, the museum is an environment that precludes this exploration.  This place of spectacle becomes desirable because of its inaccessibility.