Must-See: The Incredible Desert Mirage (PHOTOS)

Artist Phillip K Smith III took a quiet deserted 70 year old shack and transformed it into a spectacular piece of art, know as 'Lucid Stead'

  • At first glance this cabin seems to float in the desert

  • A mirage type piece out in Joshua Tree, California

  • From every angle the landscape seems to show through the wooden structure

  • The art piece has the transparent effect due to strategically placed mirrors reflecting the landscape

  • "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert" says artist Smith

  • Smith continues about the project, "When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change."

  • As night nears, the doors and windows change colors with a specially timed LED light display

  • The colors change to give an amazing glowing design

  • The light design is spectacular and creates a fabulous effect against the mirrors and landscape

  • The colors shift with time highlighting the geometric shapes on the shack

  • The shift from day to night with color transforms one's sensory perceptions

  • The scene of the installation from afar is captivating

  • Lucid stead is an amazing mirage that changes with its landscape to create a fabulous artistic illusion