The scenery and sound of waves has always had a calming effect on people. The imagery is beautiful and it's quite relaxing to look at. American artist Phillip K. Smith decided to create a project where the waves are reflected instead of being "swallowed" for once.

Smith is an artist who explores perceptions in all fields including light, color and space. With that said, he came to the conclusion that the beach was the best place to explore all of that. For his project, Smith installed approximately 250 mirrored posts on a coast in Laguna Beach, California.

Smith's art installation is a quarter mile long down the coast and is commissioned by the Laguna Art Museum.

Smith's art installation is a quarter mile long down the coast and is commissioned by the Laguna Art Museum.

Lance Gerber

“Stretching along much of Main Beach, the arc forms a visible marker between the man-made and natural worlds,” Smith said. “[It] reflects the changing colours of the ocean, sky, and shoreline throughout the day and night.”

“Stretching along much of Main Beach, the arc forms a visible marker between the man-made and natural worlds,” Smith said. “[It] reflects the changing colours of the ocean, sky, and shoreline throughout the day and night.”

Lance Gerber

The mirrored poles were created out of stainless steel. They stand 10 feet high and are evenly spaced from each other.

The mirrored poles were created out of stainless steel. They stand 10 feet high and are evenly spaced from each other.

Lance Gerber

“Viewers may experience 1/4 Mile Arc both from a distance, with vantage points all along the cliffs and street, and from close up on the beach.”

“Viewers may experience 1/4 Mile Arc both from a distance, with vantage points all along the cliffs and street, and from close up on the beach.”

Lance Gerber

Locals have been sharing concerns that the poles may be potentially hazardous to the birds. However, no reports so far have been made about a bird being harmed.

Locals have been sharing concerns that the poles may be potentially hazardous to the birds. However, no reports so far have been made about a bird being harmed.

Lance Gerber

At last, the beach's sunset finally gets to see how beautiful it really is with its own personal mirror.

At last, the beach's sunset finally gets to see how beautiful it really is with its own personal mirror.

Lance Gerber

See the beautiful reflective poles in action in the video below.

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Royale Projects

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