Liu chooses to keep her face hidden in most of these photographs, and focuses instead on her hands, arms, and back as they interact with the minimalist setting. She explains that perspective is one of the two major themes that appear in her works. So, by using a mirror, Liu is able to play with angles and satisfy her desire for symmetry and perfect order. According to her
The other theme Liu explores in her self-portrait photography is the “symbiosis between human beings and nature.” All of the images in her series include at least one natural object, such as flowers or fruits, in the composition. The intention of this, she says, is to “find a state of harmony” between people and the natural environment.
Shanghai-based artist Ziqian Liu explores her identity in a series of surreal self-portraits called Reflection 2.
She uses mirrors to create illusory effects in the photographs.