The subtle reflection of space and its ever changing qualities is expressed in the work of Alyson Shotz. The American artist conceives large-scale sculptural pieces which stand as mediums in which one experiences their surrounding environment with a renewed perspective. ‘Mirror Fence‘ is indicative of Shotz’s creative approach whereby she has constructed a picket fence entirely from mirror. The iteration illustrated in this feature was a commissioned installation for Storm King Art Center in New York, and exhibits the physical existence of the barrier being almost completely obliterated by its glassy surface that casts back images of the landscape in which it stands.
“Solarium” is a greenhouse-like structure that derives its stained glass appearance from sheets of caramel. Each of the 162 colored panes is made of sugary caramel layered between two sheets of glass. The color variations were accomplished simply by cooking the caramel to different temperatures (see the making-of video). Designed by artist William Lamson, “Solarium” was part of the 2012 “Light & Landscape” show at Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York.
I would gladly walk to Storm King just to see this piece:
Roni Horn. Untitled (“…it was a mask, but the real face was identical to the false one.”), 2009/2010. Solid cast glass, 18 x 36 x 36 in. (45.7 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm). Image courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth