When you look into an infinity mirror, do you see your reflection?
This is a trick question! It all depends on the type of infinity mirror you want to create. If you want an infinity mirror where you can see your reflection, there is a way to do that!
If you want an infinity mirror where you don’t see your reflection, that is possible too.
Infinity Mirror Without A Reflection
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If you create an infinity mirror like this:
Then you can’t see your reflection due to the structure of the infinity mirror. Since the two way mirror is on top and the reflective side is facing the ground, so the transparent side is facing you.
Therefore, the reflective side of both mirrors are focusing on the lights and not the object outside of the infinity mirror.
So, you can’t see a reflection of yourself. If you do, it’s not clear and it’s more like a shadow.
Infinity mirrors are great to have in your home, office, local store, or anywhere! They’re really easy to create. However, you need to know which type of infinity mirror you would like to create.
For example, if you just want an infinity mirror where you can see a tunnel of lights all you need is a standard mirror, LED lights, and a two way mirror.
Once again, you can’t really see your reflection in these types of infinity mirrors. But, it also depends one what type of glass you use.
If you use a glass that is reflective on both sides, the more reflective it is on the outside, the more you’ll see your reflection.
However, you’ll also see less of the “light tunnel” on the inside because it won’t be as transparent.
However, if you create an infinity mirror with two standard mirrors in front of each other, or in a triangle, you can see yourself (or the presented object) an infamous amount of times! Keep reading to find out how!
Infinity Mirror With A Reflection
However, there are other types of infinity mirrors rather than the one that creates a light tunnel.
For example, in Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms, you can see your reflection, as well as the reflections of the art within the room. For an example, look at the people in the following video.
Get transported to another world in Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms!
For more information about Yayoi Kusama’s infinity mirror rooms, check out our blog post dedicated towards her: History of the Infinity Mirror
You can also create your own infinity tunnel where you are the infinity, rather than the LED light source. What do you need to do? Stand between two mirrors! For example, watch the following video.
Simple experiment Infinity Mirrors
Some installations set the mirrors up in a triangle for a similar effect. Below are pictures of an infinity mirror in the Toledo, Ohio Imagination Station.
Depending on the glass you use, and they “type” of infinity mirror you are creating, you can see your reflection. Or, you can see a tunnel of lights. It’s up to you!