Smith added Mirrors to a 70 year old structure in Joshua Tree, California,which was
viewed by over 400 people but became an international phenomenon spreading like
wildfire on social networking sites and international press.
During the day the shack appears like a mirage in the desert, band of timber interspersed
with long mirrored panels gives the illusion that the building is see through.
As the sun set the mirrored doors and windows, which are hooked up to a computer
activated LED system, transform into brightly coloured geometric shapes which appear
to hover in the dark landscape.
Smith said, “Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change
of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project
begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected
light, projected light, and change.”