A detail of a sculpture called Synthetic Worlds ( Skytops ) by Ruth Claxton
Painted aluminium, mirrored acrylic, blown glass, resin and found porcelain figurines.
The piece draws on the design principles of Henry Repton; in particular his writings on optics, his thinking on how one should construct an object or landscape to be viewed and his use of devices to make boundaries and edges disappear in order to produce limitless space which merges seamlessly into the existing environment.
In this shot, looking up into the trees, the mirrors reflect the floor beneath
Globes, Spheres and Curves !…