Part sculpture and part performative drawing, Mirror was a daily meditation on process, surface and site. Two of its sides were drawn by the shadows of the late afternoon sun, another was matched with the distant lake horizon. Every night, the winds and the snow would cover and attempt to erase it. Each day, it was necessary to clear and refashion the shape, then polish it by pouring water over the surface. The mirror took four days to form. When it was done, a snow storm promptly buried it again.
Martyna Szczesna’s work begins with the horizon and ends in abstraction. She is interested in faltering Utopian models and ideal forms, their shadows and reflections.