The Cornett building is named for Thomas Warren Cornett, and today it houses works of art by artists from The Coast and Straits Salish peoples as part of permanent and rotating exhibitions of contemporary art. The image seen here is from a work entitled Reflections by lessLIE (2011). This image is reproduced as a window film on the entrance doors of the Cornett Building.
High traffic all glass entry ways like these often require some type of visibility strip to ensure the safety of the students who take this route on a daily basis. Full arms of books and distraction from the environment can send students straight into the glass doors if they are not visible from all angles. Uvic’s decision to work with lessLIE to bring her art to life as a graphic window display on the entrance was a wonderfully artistic, culturally relevant, and elegantly practical solution. This piece has become such a part of this building you can’t imagine it any other way.
University of Victoria