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A Manhattan Park Turns Into a Surreal Jungle of Mirrors

It’s like time stopped during a carnival-funhouse explosion.
A rendering of "Fata Morgana."
A rendering of "Fata Morgana."Mad. Sq. Art

Love public art that makes reality seem fracturing into hundreds of shards? Then run on down to New York’s Madison Square Park, where everything’s been festooned with floating, disorienting mirrors.

Local artist Teresita Fernández has hung 500 feet of reflective fragments over the park’s pathways, creating illusions of time freezing during a carnival-funhouse explosion. The installation, which officially debuted on Monday, is called Fata Morgana after a type of mirage that appears on the horizon. The people at Mad. Sq. Art explain more: