Noreen Loh, who goes by the artist moniker Miun, has found a way to create in most mediums and earned herself a pretty impressive list of collaborators. In the last one and a half years, she’s created a photo installation with German camera maker Leica, photographed a look book for local label Depression, and designed a tee for Uniqlo’s UT range.
Though her subjects vary, flowers have been a recurring theme. The Beauty & Beast series, for example, featured playful floral arrangements that used toilets, chamber pots and spittoons for vases – renowned Belgian publication International Annual Floral Art showcased it in its 2010/2011 edition.
Gaining attention on local soil has been her collaboration with Singapore laminate company Lamitak. First shown at homegrown designer showcase Singaplural in March, the installation saw Loh crafting strangely beautiful, Tim Walker-meets-Tim Burton-esque floral sculptures using Lamitak’s imitation wood to show its versatility and creative potential. Prices range from $300 to $5,000 a piece.
As otherworldly as they might seem, her “flowers” are anatomically correct, from the graduating sizes of the petals to the way the layers fall. “To build flowers from scratch, you need to understand exactly how their structures work,” says Loh. She should know – she was a florist’s assistant for two years, and spent hours dissecting specimens before launching into the project.
An adapted version first appeared in Female’s October issue.
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