This piece is quite literally a beacon of reflection. The polished surface reflects light and images from its surroundings and is therefore always changing, yet always the same. Mount's sculpture is clearly influenced by the structure of Baroque counterpoint. "I like form for its own sake," he once remarked, "whether it's in sculpture, design, music, architecture or painting."
For the Young (and Young at Heart)
Stand next to someone. One person will be the "shaper" and the other will be the "mirror." The "mirror" needs to reflect the way the "shaper" stands. Then change roles and change the shape. Now, don't stand still, but have fun trying to mirror each other so closely you can't tell who is the shaper and who is the "reflector."
Paul Mount, England, Idyll, 1995; Stainless steel.