Monday, October 09, 2006

Mirror, Mirror

Anish Kapoor's monumental Sky Mirror is now on display in the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center. The massive, tilted piece, assembled from sections of highly polished stainless steel, stands three stories tall. The Indian-born artist describes the work as a "non-object," a work of art that suggests a window or void and seems to disappear into its surroundings.

Despite its size, the combination of its reflective qualities, the curving surfaces and the angle at which it is displayed distort the viewer's perceptions. The closer one stands, the more difficult it is to discern the edges and boundaries and to see where Sky Mirror begins and ends.

Walk around it and you'll see the effects of the changing light and angle; one moment the sculpture stands out distinctly from the nearby buildings, the next it appears to blend into its surroundings, and finally it almost completely vanishes.

Sky Mirror will remain at Rockefeller Center until October 27. See it soon — before it disappears.

As seen from Fifth Avenue Posted by Picasa

Reflecting the office towers Posted by Picasa

Standing close to the base Posted by Picasa

Banner at Rockefeller Center Posted by Picasa

Viewed from Fifth Avenue at dusk Posted by Picasa

  • About Sky Mirror

  • Rockefeller Center

  • Public Art Fund: Kapoor

    At 10/14/2006 03:53:00 PM, Blogger Thivai Abhor said...

    Great Shots!

    At 10/14/2006 07:48:00 PM, Blogger Miskaj said...

    Gorgeous! From Fifth Avenue to the Korea town pics1 Lovely and those costumes were beautiful! A really nice site and so glad I dropped by! Thanks for sharing with me! I am so glad there are people like you around! Well, you stay safe and be blessed and I will pray all will be well with you always. In HIS love, Katie

    At 10/14/2006 09:50:00 PM, Blogger Roel said...

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, liked your pictures a lot, too!
    Greetings from Santiago de Chile!

    At 10/19/2006 02:50:00 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

    Great photos!


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