Believe It or Not!
Rob Mulholland’s life-sized mirrored sculptures might have you doing a double take. Are you looking at a pastoral landscape or a reflection? The image bending effects of his work leaves the viewer to scrutinize his work, which coincides with his message of inner and outer reflection. Mulholland uses Perspex, a kind of acrylic glass, to create his outdoor public installations.
Check out gallery images of his latest two installations and what he has to say about them-
‘ Tide Flow – Time Flow ‘ has been installed on the shores of the Kyles of Bute. As the tide ebbs and flows, the reflections of the sun and sea constantly alter the appearance of the mirrored stainless steel forms creating a kinetic surface that moves to the rhythm of the sea. The Cretaceous sea-forms, standing alongside the human figures, are a reference to our genetic past and ask us to consider our evolutionary journey thus far.
In ‘Vestige’ [The sculptures] are a faint trace of the past people and communities that once occupied and lived in this space. The figures absorb their environment, reflecting in their surface the daily changes of life in the forest. They create a visual notion of non–space. A void as if they are at one moment part of our world and then as they fade into the forest they become an intangible outline.
I won’t pretend to get everything Mulholland is trying to say… all I know is that these images are pretty cool!