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This kaleidoscopic mirror art will make you feel like you’re trippin balls

Believe it or not, French-American artist Sarah Mehoyas was studying finance before embarking on her career in photography.

After switching from the finance world into the arts, Mehoyas sought an MFA at Yale and since her 2015 graduation, has already landed solo exhibitions throughout the US and Europe.

Her Speculation series shows us why her work is so popular.

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Baby’s Breath Speculation

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In this eye-catching series, Mehoyas swears there is no Photoshop magic at all. Instead, she uses a two-way mirror to show us an infinite world of petals, smoke, hands, and colour. She’s able to capture the beauty of each object and then the dark void beyond. To produce the images, one side of the mirror is covered in black salt that sits in front of another wall-mounted mirror. Are you following?

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it is what it is

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In an interview explaining her project, she noted: “I was interested in making the photograph very explicitly seductive. Whether it’s the 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.

“There’s been a lot written about this kind of contemporary condition, whereby we’re so much better off than people were before us, and yet there’s so much anxiety, so much distrust and uncertainty nowadays… I see that in the photos.”

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First time doing a magazine cover for @flauntmagazine 20th anniversary (with a feature inside)

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If you love this series, Sarah Mehoyas’ other projects can be found on her website (check out Bitchcoin) and Instagram.

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Chamomile Speculation will be on view @sundayartfair with @galerie_pact 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

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tropical #speculation

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Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. She’ll remind you she’s a vegan every chance she gets. Her IG is filled with doggo pics: @patty_pottymouth

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