Zi Yan Bai
Lonely Bloom, 2020

In the pair of photos Lonely Bloom, Bai experiments with light, shadows, and visual fragmentation to build connections between seemingly isolated objects. Living in a house under construction during social isolation, with limited light sources, Bai found her daily physical space to be characterized by slowly transforming sunlight patterns. Mesmerized by this phenomenon, Bai captured the interaction between her natural surroundings and the interior of her home. The window frames in Bai’s photographs act not only as devices for fragmentation but also emphasize the position of the viewer—inviting them to consider their own visual environment.

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