Ziqian Liu Fractured and Flowered

Strategically placed mirrors to make the artist look like fractured light, adorned with flowers and other items. She uses reflective images as a tool of introspection. The independent Chinese photographer’s work pertains to the symbiosis between humans and nature, as well as perspective. “All of her work is self-portrait, she wishes to give [the] audience a small world which is calm but not flat.” Her work also shows the duality and balance of the soft woman, who possesses an otherworldly inner strength. Which image is your favorite? I love the one with the small mirror on her knee displaying her eye and the Russian doll mirrors, herself within herself within.

Flower Power Aesthetic

Flower power. If you love a flower let it grow, don’t pick it. Plucking it from all that nourishes it’s existence, for you to stare at it dying slowly in a glass prison. Can you think of people you picked, when you should have let them grow? Photos: Arron Nathan, Kaia Gerber, Doan Ly, Zoey Kravitz, Kim Kardashian, Ezgi Polat, Retro Hippies and Literal Trash 2004.