London-based installation artist Lee Borthwick has an extraordinary gift: she is able to seamlessly combine manmade mirrors with wooden stumps found in nature to form beautifully surreal works of art. The expert designer, who has presented her work as stand-alone wall art indoors and as a hidden exhibition in the middle of an otherwise untouched forest, creates pieces that are consistently eye-catching, regardless of its location.
Each sculpture and installation utilizes natural, organic, and reclaimed materials to present visual unity between man and nature. For her pieces that are taken out of their natural environment, chunks of wood are bound together by wire and hung from an unvarnished branch. What you may not realize at first is that the mirrors have actually been cut to resemble the distinct bumps and curves of the wooden surfaces they’re attached to. This presentation allows for a bit of modernity to bond with nature in a harmless fashion.
Borthwick’s outdoor installations are an equally spectacular sight. In the middle of nowhere, while out on a stroll, one can come across a section of woods that is inhabited by mirrors of all shapes and sizes. Thanks to Borthwick’s fluid technique, the mirror-covered stumps allow any audience that stumbles upon them to have a moment of reflection in an unconventional way.