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 mundane environments and domestic 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 is reminiscent of Victorian mirrors, invites viewers to physically see themselves inside the display, creating a dichotomy of vertical portraiture and horizontal landscapes.