Mirrors (from catalogs)

Mirrors (from catalogs)


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2002-2007

Mirrors were taken directly from mail-order catalogs and brochures displaying idealized room suites. I scanned the mirrors, isolating them from their surroundings, and digitally skewed them back into a flat perspective, to bring them into the space of the viewer. I have enlarged the images to the dimensions of the actual size of the mirror being sold in the catalog. The Mirrors are then mounted face forward to non-glare laser-cut plexi-glass and hung on the wall as a real mirror would. While the mirrors in these catalogs serve to locate the viewer within the space by reflecting what would be behind him/her, all the seductive trappings arranged in mirror’s reflection become surrogates for the missing reflection of the viewer – the viewer witnesses his/her own disappearance and replacement by sellable objects.

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