Secret Garden by Yumiko IZU
Public On-View：2017/12/09 (Sat)–2018/01/07 (Sun)
Venue：1839 Little Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Yumiko’s art as photographs captures life’s flowers in their Secret Garden. To pay homage to the ying/yang of life, the hights/lows, the chaste/tainted. I explored both aspects, photographing in hues of white-on-white (Secret Garden Blanc) and greys-to-black (Secret Garden Noir).
Yumiko said that the floers’ life is a metaphor that reflects on the fleetingness of human life. Our existence is one of impermanence and as beings in a universe we are so fragile. Like a delicate blossom, we live to our fullest, knowing all along that gradually we too fade away.