The Looking Glass Ryan Van Der Hout

Painted Steel and Stained Glass
48 × 48 × 100 inches
121.92 × 121.92 × 254 cm

The Looking Glass by Toronto artist Ryan Van Der Hout is as much a sculpture as it is a light installation. It represents the many trajectories of cosmic planets in motion. Shadows cast by the glass chart their own path throughout the day as they circle the sculpture. With a background in photography, Van Der Hout's sculptural works reference the camera's use of light and motion. Motion is evoked in the structure of the sculptures and light is cast through its many lenses, traveling across the ground throughout the day as the sun moves. “From a young age, I always wanted to create. Whether it was taking apart tv sets or creating installations out of old lightbulbs, I always had a project.” Ryan Van Der Hout Van Der Hout is a graduate of Ryerson's photography program. His photo-based work has been exhibited in the U.K., New York and in Canada. This sculpture is also available in varying sizes and colours by commission. The sculptures can be lit at night from multiple directions to turn any location into a light installation.

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