Furthermore, the structures used in both
Morris’ Untitled and Graham’s Two Adjacent Pavilions are very simple
and individual in their three-dimensional forms. Just as Turrell’s Skyspaces could be initially perceived
as flat, two-dimensional paintings of the sky, the continuous sense of space
presented to us in Morris’ Untitled
and Graham’s Two Adjacent Pavilions
can also be separated into individual images of the reflections found within
the prisms’ individual façades. The use of this simple form to create such a
complex picture of extended space is significant. Turrell employs a similar
approach when deciding upon the shapes of his Skyspaces. Although Turrell’s work does use elements of illusion,
it is portrayed in a way to contradict the continuation of space. In Morris’
work, the façades of the cubes are present, solid interruptions of space that
are made to look as though they continue. Graham’s work differs to this
slightly through its quasi-reflectivity. Each angle in which the works are
viewed creates an altered effect, as the continually changing reflections
become increasingly more difficult to read and predict. This acts as a visual
metaphor for the childhood game Chinese
Whispers. As the cubes face one another in both the Two Adjacent Pavilions and Untitled,
the reflections of their own reflections begin to confuse the images created in
the individual quadrilateral faces of the forms. The curved surfaces of Two V’s Entrance-Way also create these
complex illusions. As there are only two parallel structures in Two Adjacent Pavilions, this resultant vision
is not confused to the same extent.

The reflections within continually
recurring reflections that are found within Morris and Graham’s works are seen
regularly in interior architectural spaces. Lifts for example, are designed
with rectilinear mirrored interiors to allow people to perceive a more spacious
environment through visual means. Reflecting upon Turrell’s experience of
solitary, confined spaces and having to overcome foreboding claustrophobia, he
was able to imagine this sense of continuous space. People who suffer with
claustrophobia cannot envisage this, and therefore find it difficult to be
enclosed within small spaces such as lifts. This is why mirrors in lifts are
used in this way.

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