In love with Revelstoke’s unique infrastructure and quirky character, Leahey and her team took one of the unique city Bandstand Kiosks and transformed it into an infinity box. In this installation, the kiosks became an endless 360 degree scene staged in a lit cube of mirrors. A space was provided for viewers to poke their head through the monochromatic shell only to reveal a magical world of colour and reflection. An additional viewpoint on the other side offered space tor a friend to frame up a smart phone camera for the ultimate fantasy portrait.
A team of artisans working in metal and glass collaborated to create an immersive scene of hot air balloons and mountains, which reflect and repeat infinitely. Leahey's signature bold black and white exterior panels are also in the theme of repetition, inspired by MC Escher’s repetition tiles, where if the canvas allowed, could be infinitely repeating.
"What do you get when you cross a blacksmith, a glass blower, a stained glass artist, a visual artist, a carpenter & a painter?!?
The extraordinary imaginarium of the "Peek-a-Booth" - SeeRevelstoke Tourism.
Luna Art Fest, Revelstoke, BC.
September 28, 2019. Festival edition.
October 1, 2019 - June16, 2019. Street edition.
Interior Structure - 4'H x 2.5"W x 2.5"L
Jessica Leahey - Designer, exterior illustrations, lighting.
Rob Buchanan - Logistics, Artist
Greg Hoffart, Tree Constrction - Builder, Artist.
Leah Allison, Big Eddy Glass Works - Glass Blowing Artist
Kelly Hutcheson, MTN Made Studio - Stained Glass Artist
Kyle Thornley, Metal Mind Forge - Blacksmith, Artist
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look of the making of this magical creation
Video: Tom Poole Photography, See Revelstoke Tourism, Revelstoke Arts Council.