Alyson Shotz, an American artist based in Brooklyn, has created a fascinating installation artwork titled ‘Mirror Fence’ in which she takes normal picket fences that are completely covered by mirrored surfaces and put them in a natural landscape such as in a middle of a field. This artwork also acts like a thought experience. It turns your yard’s boundaries invisible, it is fun to look at and it changes its color with the seasons.
The visual effect created by the Mirror Fence is as diverse as it is weird – in some sceneries, the fence gives a surreal and strange distortion or extension to the surroundings, while in other landscapes, the fence looks perfectly camouflaged. The Mirror Fence interacts with the environment, sometimes reflecting a far off skyline or expanse and other times blending in so as to look almost invisible.
This installation artwork can be seen at the Storm King Art Center, which is a sculpture park situated in the Lower Hudson Valley in New York.
Mirrors are a straightforward yet powerful way to present remarkable visual effects. It seems like mirrored fences similar to Alyson Shotz’s artwork will become harder to notice and serve as a decorative piece.
Boundaries like these that are hard to notice have their own downsides. Due to children’s tendency to run around without watching where they are going, they can get hurt. It has also been noted that mirrored surfaces are extremely dangerous for birds since they can’t see such surfaces from a distance and can crash into them.
Check out the images of Alyson Shotz’s installation artwork below.