Narcissus Loop extract
Narcissus Loop, 2018
Christin Paige Minnotte (mirror, video)
with Lauren Shapiro's cement polygons
Ink on plexiglass mirror, video (6m : 10s), cement
72 x 60 inches
"Narcissus Loop" engages the viewer in a dynamically illumined landscape which occupies the space between idea and concrete form, between soul and sense, spirit and matter. Engaging repetition, inversion, mirror, translucent inks and projection, the work creates form from light, amplifying, extending and shifting glowing forms in nature between the mirror’s two-dimensional plane and three-dimensional space and thus describing the interstices between form and the infinitude of its descriptive manifestations The work creates a portal to an otherworldly reflection of man dwelling in the idea, or soul, of nature. Like the mythical Narcissus who lost himself in a continuous loop of self reflexivity, the observer loses himself in the wonder of his perception in constant interplay with nature.