Drawing on the vocabularies of traditional arts media along with architecture and transportation infrastructure, Erik L. Peterson creates a site-specific installation for The Arts Club garden in winter. The Oasis, a pair of large reflective paintings on aluminum (or a pair of small wordless highway signs), one bright blue and the other yellow, meditates on the possibilities of the semi-public space of the courtyard while poking fun at the harsh conditions of viewing art outdoors in winter. The perception of a large-scale blue mirage, visible from the street, sensually transports the cold viewer to a paradise of their choice. The yellow painting, hugging the inside of the low brick wall of the courtyard, is on the other hand reminiscent of a sunny private beach. The work, revealing itself over time, is based on aluminum highway signs and built with highly visible reflective safety sheeting.