Anish Kapoor at the Peabody Essex Museum

Anish Kapoor’s wall sculpture “Halo”  is currently on display in the atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

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The stainless steel construction from 2006 is a concave disc with accordion type folds.The narrow circular sections come together in 90 degree pleated folds.

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Although the stainless steel has a mirror reflective finish, when you stand in front of  “Halo” you do not see your reflection. The angles of the mirrored sections face away from the viewer.
Kapoor demonstrates interesting phenomena of concave surfaces, as well as the principles of folding within a circle.

Susan Happersett

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