"Without music, life is a journey through a desert." - Pat Conroy
On a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we "experienced" an untitled concave mirror sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor. We say "experienced," because it's not a sculpture that one just looks at; rather, it prompts the viewer to interact with it. "Concave" means curving inward, and this sculpture contains countless little mirrors pieced together, and since they rest in a concave shape, they reflect against each other, creating interesting visuals based on where the viewer is standing. As one moves closer, the reflected image gets bigger, as more of the tiny mirrors are able to capture and reflect the image.
Below are some pictures of a gallery visitor taking pictures while engaging with the concave mirror sculpture. As you can see, the distance and angle that one stands from the mirror's surface affects how the image of the viewer is reflected. This is a very interesting work of art in that it brings the curiosity out in the viewer and creates a dance-like interaction with the sculpture, as one's tendency is to move around in front of the piece to see how that changes one's perception of it. The viewer can actually "create" their own visual experience based on how they stand and move in front of the mirrors.