Fence of Mirrors Reflects the Changing Landscape By Alyson Shotz

by Sherry Riter in Art  

Alyson Shotz, an American artist, has constructed a picket fence entirely from mirrors that extend in a straight line and do not enclose anything. It was an installation and commission called Mirror Fence. The fence continually changes as it reflects the changes in the landscape through the many seasons, weather and time of day. So this art is ever changing!

Acrylic, wood, aluminum, hardware
138 feet x 36 x 4 inches (42.06 m x 91.44 x 10.16 cm)
installation view at Storm King Arts Center, 2010-12
All photos: Jerry L. Thompson

Alyson Shotz mirror fence snow

Alyson Shotz mirror fence green grass

Alyson Shotz mirror fence grass leaves

Alyson Shotz mirror fence leaves


I think the fence as it is would be a bit dangerous since the tops are pointed, but if it had a rounded top edge…WOW! Imagine how beautiful it would look enclosing a yard.

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1 teresa vett March 25, 2014 at 1:54 am

Well this beats all I love it. Not easy on an intruder those points would be deadly. I love it


2 Sherry Riter March 25, 2014 at 2:27 am

😉 This fence is one of the coolest things I’ve seen!


3 Jerel Gall March 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

I hate to have to repair it all the time. It would break every time I looked into it.


4 Sherry Riter March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Ha! Jerel, do I need to give you some links of how important it is to love our self? 😉


5 Joan March 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm

What an innovative idea! I’m wondering how much money did it cost to build. I’m guessing a mirror picket fence could be very costly! 🙂


6 Sherry Riter March 25, 2014 at 8:34 pm

I bet it costs a fortune! LOL


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