Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, 2006

Horizon Series, 2006

 

Cast glass with graphic imagery. 

3-dimensional collages of fragments of the cultural and natural landscapes of the North-American geography. The objects are visual layers of images that define landscape through multiple points of view and optical experiences;  close-up and at a distance. 
The objects reveal a different portion of the visual information, as light hits them from different angles. They thereby emphasize the impossibility of experiencing space and land as singular, objective experiences, but as a myriad of overlapping sensations. The vastness of the open landscape, which is fundamentally dependent on the presence of peripheral perception, eliciting powerful emotional engagement, is scaled down drastically, turning the glass objects into miniature viewing devices, in which the viewer’s imagination can get lost.

Photographs by Ditte Ibfelt Andersen.