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NARCISSUS

1999

The bronze figure is mounted on a moving platform. The mirror, which also moves back and forth, passes in front of Narcissus every 15 seconds or so.

 

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When the mirror passes directly in front of the figure, he gets an erection at the sight of his reflection. There is a very strong magnet built into the mirror assembly that causes the steel part to lift.

Size: 54-in, tall. 32-in, wide. 46 in. long
Materials: bronze, steel, electric motor