The Mirrors series features seascapes that incorporate a mirror, allowing multiple or opposite views of a scene to simultaneously appear. The mirror becomes a window, a door, a wall. The coastline suggests we are at the edge of the known world and can go no further. To transcend these limitations through the mirror is to go beyond the natural world and into a spiritual one.
Mirrors invite us to look for ourselves; yet in these images, the mirror offers only another view. The subtle realms reflected in the glass hint at the existence of places beyond our direct experience, while glimpses of events happening out of view remind us that we can never grasp the whole of anything.
For this series I position in each natural landscape a 12x12” flat mirror, like those used by Robert Smithson for his 1969 site-specific work Displacements. They are recorded on medium-format color print film.