Mirror Logs

Mirrored logs provide a poetic way to open up natural spaces, allowing the viewer to look again at nature, by looking into nature. First conceived in 2009 through an experiment with matching contradictory materials, Lee’s mirrored logs have appeared solo or in trails in public and private outdoor spaces across Europe.

 

First creation:

2010

Mirror Logs

Mirrored logs provide a poetic way to open up natural spaces, allowing the viewer to look again at nature, by looking into nature. First conceived in 2009 through an experiment with matching contradictory materials, Lee’s mirrored logs have appeared solo or in trails in public and private outdoor spaces across Europe.

 

First creation:

2010

Inspired by the sheen on a protective material over a log, Lee experimented with a mirror cut to the exact shape of the wood, and first unveiled the resulting work at a public installation on Wandsworth Common, south London.

“Placing a mirrored log under a canopy of trees has the most transforming effect,” says Lee, “turning nature in on itself and revealing the sky; bring wood and air, sky and earth together.”

Collaborators:

Conseil PM, Wandsworth Arts Festival and Wandsworth Council, Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh and Farm Fest

Commission type:

Public

Photography:

See individual photos for full credits

Each mirrored log installation has been site specific: from the trail of 30 mirrored logs in the original installation (the Common Gaze), to Somerset Music Festival Farmfest to Edinburgh’s Royal Botanical Gardens, and latterly at on the Italian island  of Capri.

In the wild, in situ and in detail…sky reflecting wood and woodlands