The term 'decorative mirror' often refers to a single reflective pane -- whether it's circular, oval, rectangular, square or another shape -- that has been embellished with an elaborate frame. The Fox Mirror literally breaks this conventional idea as a piece that rides the line between deconstructed and formally enhanced.
Yashesh Virkar began with a perfect oval reflector and proceeded to cut the top of it into triangular slices. One is kept in place, while two others are installed slightly separated from the rest. A gap is left above the looking glass, in the center, and it's here that the artist placed a surprising sculpture. The Fox Mirror features the form of a dog's head, fabricated from shards of glass to produce an origami-like image. This has a second function as a light scone.
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