Through the looking glass(es)

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Getting into David Dutna’s “Cloning Eternity” in Washington Square Park. The other piece was a skull of similar size and the same materials. (Photo by Tequila Minsky)

Artist David Datuna’s installation “Cloning Eternity” offered parkgoers in Washington Square a unique perspective during its 12-hours-only run, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., on May 31.

The work’s two pieces, made from myriad eyeglass lenses, reflected the viewers’ images back toward them in a kaleidoscopic effect.

In 2017, Datuna created an ice sculpture, “This Too Shall Pass,” in 10-foot-tall letters, in response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Erected in Union Square Park, it quickly melted.  

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