Even if you aren’t a huge art buff, it’s hard to deny just how amazing Shirin Abedinirad’s newest sculpture is.
Her “Mirrored Ziggurat” sits on the banks of a bay in Sydney, Australia, and has been attracting a lot of attention because of its clever design.
The mirrored panel on the outside of the pyramid gives a sort of optical illusion making the sky look like its a part of the ground and vice versa. The more you look at it, the more the pyramid makes you really think about your perspective on your surroundings.
The artist hoped to create a special connection between the sky and the earth for the viewer.
“In this installation I have been inspired by the pyramidal structure of Ziggurat, a common form of temple in ancient Mesopotamia, attempting to connect earth and sky, so humans could be nearer to god,” Abedinirad said on her website. “The Mirrored Ziggurat acts as a staircase, which seeks to connect nature with human beings and to create union of ancient history and today’s world. This installation offers a transformative view of the self.”
If you can’t make it to Australia, you can see plenty of pictures and a video of the sculpture at Shirin Abedinirad’s website.