Phillip K Smith III created Lucid Stead

"Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms. In daylight the 70 year old homesteaders shack reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain as if a mirage or hallucination. As the sun trucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric colour fields emerge until they hover in the desert darkness".

- Phillip K Smith III

Using the desert as material and medium and grasping the full effect of light, Phillip Smith installed mirrors on this old 70's homestead in Joshua Tree, California to transform it into a splendorous light play. Its incredible how your sense of perception to your immediate surroundings are heightened as you watch the reflection of the desert evolve indefinitely.

Smith describes his work "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert.  When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you.  It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change."

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