Mirror I

by James Seawright

Mirror I is an array of 225 mirror faced blocks, 6" x 6". The faces of the blocks are inclined at the precise angles necessary to direct all of the mirror faces to the focal point, 12 feet in front of the center of the array. This point is marked on the sidewalk with an "X".

James Seawright, born in 1936 in Jackson, Mississippi, is Director of Visual Arts at Princeton University. Recognized as one of the foremost technological artists since the late 1960's, his works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Guggenheim Museum of New York, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the New Jersey State Museum at Trenton, and other museums throughout the world.