Angled mirrors hung over newspaper on the back wall of a wooden room reflect a decorative painting of an imaginary doubled landscape on the two side walls. Upon entering, the viewer’s reflection becomes visible, breaking the illusion of a salon-style hanging of landscape “paintings.”
Room of Sublime Wallpaper (I) (rear view from outside), Ellen Harvey, 2008. Oil on 12 wooden panels (each 48 x 48” (1.22 x 1.22m)), bolts, newspaper and acrylic on 6 wood panels (each 1.22 x 1.22m), Plexiglas mirrors on metal swivel mounts. Overall: 8 x 12 x 8’ (2.44 x 3.66 x 2.44 m). Photography: Arnolfini & Simon Vogel/Galerie Gebr. Lehmann.