Commissioned by McNally Jackson Books in New York City. The brief for the piece was to create a visual connection between the two levels of the store. The curved mirrored surfaces are intended to act as a sculptural periscope transmitting reflections between floors. At night the glowing resin attracts the attention of passersby.
The fabrication of each ball is formed from two flat sheets rolled together akin to a baseball’s construction. The acrylic mirror is heat formed over a mold to a fixed shape. The resin lens is flat cast and rolled onto the mirror. The light source in each ball is a custom built LED array.