Magic Mountain (Edward), Magic Mountain (Jack), (installation view), 2008, sculpture.
Mirrors, papier-mâché, wood, metal, paint, polymer clay, LEDs, glue.
Magic Mountain (Edward) and Magic Mountain (Jack) are two sculptural works that utilise the perpetual gallery: a pre-cinematic ‘parlor trick’ that uses the simple positioning of four mirrors in a square to create the illusion of an infinite space. Each work has as its exterior form a grey mountain elevated on a high table. Within each mountain exists a different landscape, in Edward: an infinite extension of the suburban streets in which the Tim Burton film Edward Scissorhands (1990) is set, and in Jack, the impossible maze from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980).