Artist Creates Stunning Collages from Photos of Mirrors Found on Internet Auction Sites
Using found photos of mirrors collected from on-line auction sites, Chicago-based artist Laura Mackin creates stunning geometric compositions that reveal mirror reflections of nature. Each collage in "The Crystallized Forest" series frames a reflective representation of nearby tree or the sky above. Via her website, "These collected reflections all frame nature—glassy, dematerialized representations of trees, earth and sky. In general, the series is supposed to be suggestive of our fascination with virtual representations and the issue of mediated vs. "real."