American Vision, 33 x 38 x 6

Hand-crafted infinity mirror with wood, glass, LED lights, and crystal/stone beads

 

The concept and design behind American Vision was inspired by Forth of July fireworks. Everything about this piece speaks to the national identity crisis plaguing Americans. From the two-way mirrors to the trendy symbols of skull, cross, and heart, American Vision shows viewers an image of America that is almost too scattered to comprehend. Even the bead-strung texts are confusing: do they read “we are one” or “we are number one”? Only the viewer can decide.

—Yeu Q Nguyen, Aug 2018