This Mirrored House Blends Right Into the Desert
Dusty dunes unfurling beneath snow-capped mountains, thorny cacti peeking out between smooth rocks, white windmills reaching for the cloudless sky like palm trees—there are seemingly endless details for the eyes to absorb in the Coachella Valley.
And thanks to artist Doug Aitken's outdoor installation, titled “Mirage,” visitors can now see the desert's beauty reflected at every angle.
“Mirage” is a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired, California ranch-style house covered entirely in mirrors, sometimes disappearing into its surrounding landscape and other times projecting it in an entirely new light, depending on the time of day and point of view from which you're standing.
The project is part of Desert X, a contemporary art exhibition curated by Neville Wakefield that features 16 works throughout the valley. This ode to nature-meets-suburbia will outlast its peers, however, staying open through Oct. 31, 2017.
For hours and directions, visit Aitken's website. And if you can't make it to Southern California, take in the views virtually, below.
Desert Meets Suburbia
An Intimate Viewing
A Priceless Experience
Reflecting the Stars
A New Point of View
Never the Same
Views of the house change with every passing hour, so no two visits are alike.