or: A city of a million lights
One of Kusama's most impressive and certainly most immersive pieces at her exhibition. It's called 'fireflies on the water'.
This piece is actually a dark, square room containing mirrors on all four walls, ceiling and water on the floor. Many small coloured lights hang from the ceiling representing fireflies. The lights are ofcourse mirrored everywhere around you to infinity, it's an awesome experience to even just stand and blankly gaze around.
More info on the exhibition & links in the comments right here.
Or check out my panoramic version of such an infinity mirror room!
I found out that many people are directed to this picture when they are searching for an instruction to make an infinity mirror room. If you've read the description of this room above, then you'd get an idea of what to do: Mirrors on all walls and ceiling, water (or a mirror of course) on the floor, and coloured (christmas) lights hanging from the ceiling, as the only light source.
The infinity effect is achieved by two mirrors opposing each other, so you could make a simple infinity mirror, with just two opposing mirrors.
~ Edit 30-10-'10:
It's curious how this picture suddenly gained popularity and has become my most viewed over the course of 2009, thanks for so many views! As I write this fireflies has reached well over 6000 views and is the first to reach the 6k mark.
I's still surprised and amazed at how much people seem to like this picture even though it shows so very little. I'd really like to hear from you what you like so much about it and how you found this picture. Comments are always awesome!
~ Edit 27-01-'11:
Okay, someone just found a really inventive way of using my picture...