For Sculpture Key West, Joelle Dietrick and I proposed a mirror that would use the rules of interior design to extend the beauty of the tourist beach into the government-owned property. This simple gesture, an extension of prime real estate during the current US housing crisis, is especially timely.
Often in site-specific art practice, artworks change as the location and materials evolve. Our materials began to mimic their surroundings—warping in the hot sun, reflecting sand and surf indescriminately. On the beach—a manufactured, manicured space, manipulated to achieve the idea of perfection—the warped mirrored surface reflects our distorted sense of self-perception.
Depending on the point of view, this could be the ugliest or most beautiful sculpture. From the distance, it's the strangest kind of looking glass—the colors are muted, the surface pocketed, and the overall effect industrial. Upon closer inspection, the mirror transforms the landscape into something seductive—the colors and shapes twist as they fragment and multiply on its polished facade. The viewers lose themselves in the meditative shifting shapes in the mirrored surface.
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