Beacon
Mirrors, reflecting pool and armature, fabric, LEDs, dimmer
12'x10'x7'
Constructed on site at the Djerassi Resident Art Program
Woodside, CA
2015

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.

Tunnel
Found lumber and tree stump, steel, fabric, plastic, water, parabolic mirrors, custom armature, LEDs
106"x40"x72"
2015

Coated in sound-reducing fabric, this sculpture creates a light-controlled environment with two pools of water with alternate reflections of the viewer’s face in the surface of the water. As in Beacon (above), each reflection bounces off of both mirror and water. This installation uses parabolic mirrors to flip the upside-down reflection back to right-side-up.