Translucent Cabin: A Seemingly See-through Cabin Made of Wood and Mirrors

It’s called Lucid Stead, a light-based project of artist Phillip K Smith III that sat in the desert of Joshua Tree, California the weekend of October the 12th. At its core the project is a modified 70-year old homesteader shack, complete with mirrors to foster the illusion of transparency and LED lighting to further add to the experience during the low-light hours of the day.

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Artist Phillip Smith’s statement about his project speaks volumes, noting that “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.

Especially powerful are the images captured in the moments of transition between day and night, observing how the light and mirrors play with the surrounding environment:

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