In Dew reflector, 2013, a cluster of over 190 glass spheres is arranged on a stand to appear from a distance like a circular mass of large droplets. The spheres, whose backs are given a mirror finish through a hand-silvering process, are of five different sizes and rest on a system of rings organised in an upright disc shape concave to the viewer. The random positioning of the spheres presents no regular geometric logic.
The silvered mirror finish covers only the back quarter of each sphere, over which a flat black paint has been applied. The wide angle of the mirroring allows each sphere to capture a view of the entire cluster; as a result, the visitor and the work itself are equal focal points of the spheres’ mirrors. Taken together, the spheres present over 190 curved reflections, each one encompassing not only the visitor, but also the entire mirrored-glass system that produces her reflections.
|Partially silvered crystal spheres, acrylic paint (black), stainless steel|