Mirror Image

2008

cut toughened glass
2mH x 1mW x 19mmD

Series: Exterior Frames

Mirror Image holds the outline of a C19th cheval mirror, a form connected with female beauty and a 'good' traded or gifted to indigenous peoples during an European colonial era where mirrors represented the colonisers' god-like power. Neither mirror nor image, the sculpture's geometry and optical effects question dualities such as past and present, subjectivity and objectivity, and reality and illusion. Though a singular planar form, the translucent glass transforms into a complex multi-dimensional installation, catching crisp reflections and casting shadows that replicate a 'mirror image' on the ground. Against a dynamic interplay of shadow, landscape, movement and light, Mirror Image offers an alluring sensory experience and a glimpse into non-linear time.