Can You Spot The 70-Year-Old Homesteader's Shack Hiding In The Desert?

At first glance, it's easy to mistake this clapboard box in the middle of Joshua Tree for a mirage or digital illusion. Artist Philip K. Smith III added mirrored panels to the shack's exterior, making Lucid Stead seem to hover in the landscape like a processing glitch. At night, when the sun goes down, it then transforms again—lit from within by bright LEDs. Photographer Lou Mora captured the shack in the light of day and under the cover of darkness. [notcot]


All images by Lou Mora

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