Mirrors, reflecting pool and armature, fabric, LEDs, dimmer
Constructed on site at the Djerassi Resident Art Program
This installation is inspired by the idea of the night-traveler, for whom getting lost in the landscape can be a revelation of the self. Viewers arrive at night and hike a mile into the dramatic mountain landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains, arriving at a creek running through a redwood grove. One at a time viewers are led to lay on a reclining bench, where lights are raised to create 24 reflections. Each is in fact a double reflection, bouncing off both mirror and water, and thus showing the viewer a vision of the self as others see her.