1/4 Mile Arc

Phillip K Smith III's Quarter Mile Arc reflects sea and sky at Laguna Beach

An arc of mirrored posts installed by American artist Phillip K Smith III reflected the colours of the Southern Californian landscape as they changed throughout the day.

The Quarter Mile Arc installation stretched in a gentle curve along the sand at the seaside town of Laguna Beach.

Clad in polished stainless steel, the thin posts were embedded into the beach so they stood vertically in a line.

Each measured almost twice the height of an average adult, and were spaced evenly to create a partial barrier between the town and the sea.

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