The Ratio of Art to Nature, 2008
       
     
 A four-part outdoor installation based on the Claude glass, an 18th-century device for viewing picturesque landscape which required the user to turn his back on the view. The work consists of four framed black convex mirrors installed vertically at eye level on trees at four different wooded sites at The Fields Sculpture Park in Ghent, New York. Each mirror’s distinctive shape—oval, circle, rectangle, octagon—frames a different view.
       
     
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The Ratio of Art to Nature, 2008
       
     
The Ratio of Art to Nature, 2008

glass, acrylic, wood 
Oval: 16.5 × 18.5 × 4 inches 
Octagonal: 17.5 × 21.5 × 4 inches 
Square: 16.5 × 18.5 × 4 inches 
Circular: 17.5 × 17.5 × 4 inches 

 A four-part outdoor installation based on the Claude glass, an 18th-century device for viewing picturesque landscape which required the user to turn his back on the view. The work consists of four framed black convex mirrors installed vertically at eye level on trees at four different wooded sites at The Fields Sculpture Park in Ghent, New York. Each mirror’s distinctive shape—oval, circle, rectangle, octagon—frames a different view.
       
     

A four-part outdoor installation based on the Claude glass, an 18th-century device for viewing picturesque landscape which required the user to turn his back on the view. The work consists of four framed black convex mirrors installed vertically at eye level on trees at four different wooded sites at The Fields Sculpture Park in Ghent, New York. Each mirror’s distinctive shape—oval, circle, rectangle, octagon—frames a different view.

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