“Reflection model (perfect bliss)” by Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki is an incredibly intricate scale model of the Byodo-in, a 10th century Buddhist temple near Kyoto, Japan. The wooden sculpture is a faithful replica with one exception—it has been doubled, with an inverted version of the temple attached seamlessly underneath. The entire sculpture is then suspended with wires for an almost spaceship-like effect.
Currently being shown as part of the 7th asia pacific triennial of contemporary art in Queensland, Australia. The piece is meticulously fabricated from japanese cypress – a homage to the original exquisite architectural feat constructed in 1053 as a captured moment in time.