A project called "iQuilt" would link the city's downtown attractions. It would turn the small street connecting Bushnell Park and the Wadsworth Atheneum into a pedestrian-only walkway, and the "Stone Field" sculpture by Carl Andre would be relocated.
I showed Stone Field before. It is a series of boulders placed in rows on a grassy, triangular plot of land. At the lowest end, there is a single large boulder. As the sculpture moves uphill, the boulders become smaller and one more boulder is added to the rows . . . 1,2, 3 . . . onward. It has always prompted a debate about "Is this art?"
To illustrate Stone Field, I took a picture of an older man sitting on a boulder. I cropped it distant above and close below. The first emphasizes the boulders. The second emphasizes the man. Which do you like for this post? And, do you think moving the boulders would defile the art, or do you think it is not art so who cares, or do you think it is OK to move the boulders even if it is art?