OCEAN MIRROR WITH FRAGMENTS
Jim Campbell (2007)
Inner Sunset: 505 Parnassus Avenue, Saunder's Court, UCSF (View Map)
Jim Campbell is known for using different forms of diffusion to create abstractness. Ocean Mirror with Fragments displays moving images of waves in the Pacific Ocean, recorded from a point directly west of the artwork to create a mirror image. Set in the eastern end of a hidden outdoor courtyard, the artwork is a low-resolution LED display contained within a freestanding six-by-six-foot glass wall.
Seven glass cubes scattered within the garden area also have LEDs in them, each synchronized to a different block of the display grid. The movement within and between these scattered glass cubes creates the effect of the ocean waves going beyond the display grid into the garden area.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed weekends. Enter the campus via a walking path on the southwest side of Parnassus Avenue near Fifth Avenue, which leads to Saunders Court behind the School of Nursing and Clinical Sciences buildings.