I came across Korean artist Kimsooja's installation called Lotus: Zone of Zero and was immediately struck by its beauty. Composed of approximately 2,000 lotus flower-shaped paper lanterns, it hung back in 2008 at the Rotunda of the Raverstein Gallery in Brussels. First exhibited at the Palais Rameau in Lille, France back in 2003, the installation was brought to life again to ask its viewers to "experience a moment of peace and contemplation of the harmonized world." Love how it just fills the space.



Lotus: Zone of Zero was recently recreated yet again, this time at the Samsung Museum in Seoul. The countless repetition of the lanterns is meant to remind the viewer of the fundamental relationship between the individual and community.

Kimsooja's website

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Comment by sAm on January 10, 2012 at 4:43pm

Wow, absolutely stunning.

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