Compound Eye/"I" from: Newark, CA year: 2015
Compound I” glistens like a totemic pillar of eyeballs as light undulates over its multifaceted orbs. Mirrored spheres, surfaced with lens-like convex mirrors, stack one atop the other to a height of 18’, referencing compound eyes of insects, forms of Buddha heads and the Mandelbrot fractal at once.
Circling around “Compound I”, reflected light follows us…as if we are being watched. Looking into the shifting centers of the glistening lenses, we meet our own gaze. As we realize it is our own sight and form that animates these pupils, our sense of separate-ness from the art is challenged.
Stepping away, we see our image simultaneously contract/overlap with everyone else’ onto the mosaic globes before us- a composite of shared reflection.
The eye as instrument of reflection and the ‘I’ as object of reflection; boundaries blur between perspectives of inner and outer, personal and collective, to convey a picture of interconnectedness, with us as facets of a compound ” I “. URL: http://www.kirstenberg.com/compound-eyei/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Duncan Rawlinson
- Image Size
- 3717x3717 / 4.7MB
1CtfwVAJoJhNcpbxQLTkUWQAJXQo94wjES, 1PMtATQbGW8nHk7NE5C6gzfvWizhKohvDi, 2015, 5D MK III, 5DMKIII, BRC, Black Rock City, Burning Man, Burning Man 2015, Burning Man 2015 Carnival Of Mirrors, Burning Man 2015 Carnival Of Mirrors Black Rock City Nevada United States Of America, Burning-Man-2015-Carnival-Of-Mirrors-Black-Rock-City-Nevada-United-States-Of-America, Canon, Canon EOS 5D Mark 3, Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Duncan Rawlinson Photography, Duncan.co, Duncan.co/Burning-Man-2015, Nevada, Photo by Duncan Rawlinson, Summer 2015, Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark III, USA, United States of America, https://Duncan.co, https://Duncan.co/Burning-Man-2015
- Contained in galleries
- Burning Man 2020, Burning Man All