A Homesteader Cabin Becomes A Piece Of Art

   Artist Phillip K. Smith III turned an old homesteader cabin on his 5-acre property into a piece of art. He named his work Lucid Stead.

 

   The cabin itself is a 70-year-old homesteader cabin or “shack” located in the California High Desert. The installation of mirrors is where the artist left his mark on the cabin. The mirrors alternate with the weathered wood to create a striped look. These mirrors reflect the desert landscape during the day and catch the suns color changes at sunrise and sunset.

 

   At night the doorway and windows of the cabin come to life. Phillip installed projective LED lights that change colors. The colors change subtly making you question if they have actually changed or not. Phillip says about the color changes, “One might see blue, red, and yellow... and continue to see those colors. But looking down and walking ten feet to a new location reveals that the windows are now orange, purple and green.”

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Image by Steve King

 

Image by Lance Gerber

 

Image by Lance Gerber

 

Image by Steve King

Image by Lou Mora

Image by Lance Gerber

 

   The reflected light and the colors in the mirrors creates a beautiful effect. What do you think of this cabin turned art project?