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Colour mirror wheel continues Eliasson’s exploration of the visual ambiguity between an ellipse viewed head on and a circle viewed from an oblique angle. This work, made from hand-blown glass mirrors, suggests a three-dimensional ring made of discs whose colours progress, like those of a rainbow, through the spectrum of visible light. The effect produced by overlaid layers of transparent colour is one of Eliasson’s recurring interests; the appearance of transparency in Colour mirror wheel is simulated by panes of glass with subtly different hues.

Silvered coloured glass (shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet), aluminium