Mirror Box Gimbal

Video of Mirror Box Gimbal

This is my fifth gimbal art construction. In this iteration I have painted art on opposite sides of the same gimbal panel. The first art is displayed facing outward and mounted to cover a mirror box.  The viewer can never directly see the original art on the second panel. The second art is facing down to the reflective surfaces inside the box,. Similar to Plato’s Cave, confined viewers in a cave can only see the shadows of the real world. The reflection is an illusion where one could believe parts of the first panel painting’s circular separations are being reflected into the box.

 

 

Double Sided Gimbal

Interior view of the double sided gimbal. Glossy black on one side and reflective material on the other side.
Interior view of the double sided gimbal. Glossy black on one side and reflective material on the other side.

This is my Third Gimbal Art. I have created highly reflective black and mirrored shapes on opposite sides. The effect is to intermingle the shadows from ambient light with the reflections cast from opposite sides of the gimbal.