Virginia Overton


I visited Randall's Island numerous times before deciding what kind of sculpture I would make for New York's Frieze Art Fair. I spent time walking around the park looking at every nook and cranny. The Ys in the trees seemed like a perfect natural element to incorporate into the sculptures. The pieces that I installed (8 in all) are made of 4x8 foot sheets of flexible acrylic mirror wedged into the crooks of the trees along the paths and fields at the river's edge. While reflecting and distorting what is around, the pieces simultaneously advance and recede, transforming the natural surroundings into new patterns and shapes.