Ja Turla’s Mirrored Trees: Animals Series.
Ja Turla came up with Mirrored Trees’ concept during her two-week stay in a psychiatric ward in 2015. To keep herself relatively sane, she brought many books and setup a mini library beside her hospital bed. One of the books was Alan Moore’s Watchmen. She re-read it and developed an intense fascination with one of the main characters named Rorschach. As his name suggests, it was derived from Rorschach inkblot test (mirrored, black inkblots) used by psychologists to analyze their patients’ perceptions. Ja loves taking photos of trees so much so she playfully combined her two interests, hence Mirrored Trees emerged. This is one of Ja’s newest photo series.