This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It’s Much Much More Than That.

American artist Phillip K Smith has taken an abandoned desert shack in Joshua Tree National Forest, in the deserts of California, and transformed it into a stunning optical illusion art called “Lucid Stead.” The artist took the cabin that has been slowly rotting in the harsh desert environments for seventy years, added mirrors between aged wood slats and created an illusion that you can see right through the building.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.The artist took the cabin that has been slowly rotting in the harsh desert environments for seventy years, added mirrors between aged wood slats and created an illusion that you can see right through the building.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.“Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert,” said Smith.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.“When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.”

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.The door and windows of the building are also fitted with color changing LEDs which after dark, change into brightly colored rectangles illuminating the desert landscape.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.By day, the desert scenery is reflected upon the mirrors making the cabin barely visible.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.“The colour of the door and window openings are set at a pace of change where one might question whether they are actually changing colours,” said Smith.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.

This Looks Like An Abandoned Shack In The Desert. But It's Much Much More Than That.
So the next time that you’re driving down the highway and see an abandoned building, it might be more than you think.

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