PLAIN: IN SPECULATIONS, SARAH MEYOHAS EXPLORES THE THRILL OF STARING INTO THE VOID
By Kala Barba-Cort SEPT. 10, 2018
New York-based artist Sarah Meyohas invites us into an intriguing world of infinite tunnels in her installation series titled Speculations. Her thrilling body of work involves two mirrors facing each other, the empty space between them filled with a smattering of objects — rose petals, tree branches, a row of daisies, and even something as ephemeral as smoke — which produces intricate visuals that seemingly duplicate, recede and disappear into a void.
Though it is a nod to the ‘smoke and mirrors’ saying, there is no deception involved in the making of the project: Meyohas used neither Photoshop nor digital manipulation through the course of creating Speculations. The dreamlike installations are both poetic and frightening, just as she intended. “I was interested in making the photograph very explicitly seductive,” she explains in an interview. “Whether it’s colours or the flowers drawing you in, I want viewers to feel like they’re being drawn into the void, like standing upon a precipice.” More of her work here.”