INSTALLATION & NEW GENRE > Stand Reflected

Students in Professor Peter Precourt's Senior Art Seminar were asked to write down the heights of ten people who are important in their lives.

These measurements then served as the randomized yet poignant heights for the placement of small motorcycle reflectors in the landscape.

The reflectors were placed two per tree in a stand of firs that resides adjacent to the parking lot outside the Art Department at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Green reflectors were positioned to be seen while looking west; amber reflectors were positioned to be seen while looking south.

The reflectors are nearly invisible by day, but at night they briefly come to life whenever raked by the headlights of cars entering or exiting the parking lot.

The installation echoes the rural practice of using reflectors to mark the entrances to driveways and the edges of dark country roads.

"Stand Reflected (Amber)"
Reflectors on Wood
2008
"Stand Reflected (Green)"
Reflectors on Wood
2008
"Stand Reflected (Amber)"
Reflectors on Wood
2008