The Light Lines art installation is pretty mind-boggling for a few reasons. Namely, it involves nearly 5,000 hand-cut squares of plaster-impregnated fabric, while presenting an eerie optical effect. With only three materials, the aforementioned plaster fabric, mirrors and the sun, the Light Lines installation may seem simple, but it's actually quite complicated.
Created by recent architecture school grads Jay Atherton and Cy Keener, the Light Lines art installation specifically involves nine triangular mirrors stationed around the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts in El Paso, Texas. The plaster fabric is suspended to create diaphanous, vertical walls in a gallery. Essentially, the mirrors throw sunlight against those walls, therefore creating a ghostlike effect. What is even more impressive is that the Light Lines installation constantly changes.
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