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Veil by Paul Cocksedge

Milan 08: at Swarovski Crystal Palace designer Paul Cocksedge presented Veil, a crystal screen which contains an image of the Mona Lisa that is only visible when you look at it in a mirror.


The screen is four metres high and consists of 1,440 Swarovski crystals.


See our previous story for more about Swarovski Crystal Palace in Milan. See more from Paul Cocksedge in Milan here.


Here's some text from Swarovski:


‘Veil’ by Paul Cocksedge Studio creates an incredible visual illusion; when viewed through a mirror, the shimmering curtain reveals its hidden secret: an iconic image set within the canvas of crystals, and when the viewer looks back at the curtain, the image disappears. Cocksedge sees this first edition of ‘Veil’ for Swarovski Crystal Palace as a romantic illusion.

Following four photographs by Mark Cocksedge.