Sky Mirror

Sky Mirror


Exploratorium/National Park Service; Fort Mason, San Francisco

14.5’ x 5’ x 2’ - Stainless steel, aluminum, 80' cable drive linkage.

Sky Mirror presents a striking means for comparing sky color, as it varies from the nearly white horizon to the deep blue sky directly overhead. A 5' square pole-mounted mirror is angled to reflect the overhead sky. Slowly emerging from the blue field and becoming white, a smaller, viewer-adjustable mirror angles to reflect a transect of sky from overhead to the horizon. The effect is akin to an animated Josef Albers painting made up from sky color alone. A control and information pedestal is placed along an existing path 80 feet away.

Sky Mirror was preceded by a number of experiments that informed the final project. 

  • Jul 5, 2015