Artist Laura Buckley with her video installation 'Fata Morgana,' Saatchi Gallery, London
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Art and soul
Art can seem like a portal to another dimension, as Irish-born artist Laura Buckley shows us in today's mind-bending image. She's posing here (and there, and there, and there…) with her mixed-media sculpture 'Fata Morgana' at London's Saatchi Gallery last year. The work is outwardly unassuming, made from a hexagonal wood-frame tube lined on the inside with reflective acrylic and capped on one end with a projection screen. When a viewer steps inside, the mirrored surfaces reflect their image along with a video projected on the screen, merging the two into a mind-bending mirage.