Reflected Landscapes was created for Outside In, a landscape themed exhibition under the auspices of Pelham Art Center's public art initiative The Storefront Project.
To incorporate the landscape of Pelham into the work, I placed two-way mirrors in front of composite images made from photographs taken in the area. When the sun hits the mirrors at a direct angle, visitors can see themselves and their surroundings superimposed onto the backing images, abstractions that suggest an emotional as well as physical landscape. Otherwise the images lay dormant, their presence alluded to by slits in the mirrors and revealing themselves intermittently throughout the day. This creates a multi-layered portrait of the viewers and the community, depicting external appearances while hinting at the tensions beneath the surface.
Curated by Art Shape Mammoth