View Mirror


Bringing picturesque landscapes into the home has been a tradition for many cultures around the world. For centuries, artists have created landscape paintings to transport viewers beyond domestic environments and interior spaces. In China, Song Dynasty landscape paintings allowed viewers to follow meandering paths and steep trails, while European landscapes of the Romantic Period provoked images of paradise. The View Mirror explores the concept of manufacturing paradise by simulating an idyllic landscape. The round perimeter, which directly references Victorian era mirrors, invites viewers to physically see themselves inside the display, creating a dichotomy of vertical portraiture and horizontal landscapes.

The View Mirror was designed for production in 2016 and produced by Lucid Glass Studio in Providence, Rhode Island. The transparent graphic is UV printed onto a clear sheet of glass that is heat laminated to the mirror. The mirror is hung to the wall with an aluminum French cleat.