Phillip K. Smith is an American artist who explores perceptions of light, color, and space and he found the best place to do it. Smith installed nearly 250 mirror poles on a coast in Laguna Beach, California, ensuring that they reflect the waves instead of being “swallowed” by their force.
The outdoor work is a quarter mile long and has been commissioned by the Laguna Art Museum. “Stretching along much of Main Beach, the arc forms a visible marker between the man-made and natural worlds,” Smith said. “[It] reflects the changing colours of the ocean, sky, and shoreline throughout the day and night.”