This series of works entitled reflectwo (2006-11) is created by Japanese artist Haruka Kojin. Many people fall in love with it at first sight, we are no exception. She uses brightly colored plasticized fabric flowers to conjure a sense of disorientation by the use of mirror effects. Her inspiration came from an experience she had when walking by a river late at night. The reflection of trees and bushes on the surface of the water transmuted into the disorienting image of a tower floating in the air.
The appearance of this floating organism gave me a strange sensation of gravity, as though I was lost in space, without any landmark. The fear of the unknown made me feel sick. It was a living thing totally paralyzed in the air. . . . Its form seemed to be alive in its perfection but its outline at that moment, even in an incomplete state, was strong enough to give me the false impression that it would continue to be like that forever. It had a beauty which looked as though I could touch it. Then suddenly I realized that everything was a dream. ~ Haruka Kojin
Haruka Kojin's work is on view at Taipei Fine Art Museum, 2 July – 25 September 2011
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