Alexander Liberman, 1968.
Gift to UConn by Robert C. Scull in 1982.
This sculpture was moved from UConn’s Torrington campus (when it was closed) to this location in the Benton Museum’s rear patio in December 2019.
Liberman is known for his signature red steel and large scale abstract sculptures and geometric paintings. Asked about his conception of the role of sculpture in public space, Liberman replied, “I think we go back to this feeling of awe and an arresting presence that makes people stop, pause, hesitate, feel, think. That which draws them from the reality of everyday life and hopefully leads them towards the highest feelings.”