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Seeing plants, 2003 - Long Museum, Shanghai, 2016 - Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Seeing plants, 2003 - Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2003
Seeing plants, 2003 - Studio Olafur Eliasson, 2003 - Photo: Jens Ziehe
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Three barrel cacti, planted in silver-glazed ceramic pots, are mounted at the centres of three tilted solar cookers. Each solar cooker is a large dish formed by a circular array of curved aluminium slats that have been polished to a bright mirror finish. The faceted, reflective surface of the solar cooker surrounds the cactus with a display of its own fragmented image. As the viewer moves towards and around the sculpture, the reflections behind each cactus move with her, producing a dynamic response to her movements.