Botanical Sculptural Artist Azuma Makoto, curates flowers in situations that do not exist in nature. He continues to promote the beauty of flora in a distinct manner. The ‘iced flowers’ exhibition depicts the developing life of flowers encased within frozen water, as the ice melts the blossoms evolve creating a glowing effect. This ever-changing art piece combines flowers and water to create a beautiful botanical sculpture. The transparent crystal-like structures make a glowing contrast with the suspended objects inside.
I have joined forces with artist, Emma Winter to create artworks adopting botanics as our medium. We are carrying out experiments in sculptural botanica from our studio in London. Our often serendipitous findings are explored, developed and exhibited as immersive sculpture, installation, photography & moving image. These images were shot in collaboration with Tal Silverman.
Watch this space!
I am a huge fan of the artist Azuma Makoto and could not resist sharing his latest work.
Makoto teamed up with JP Aerospace and sent botanical matter into space, creating a completely unprecedented set of landscape images that show organic life on the edge of space.
He claims that by putting them on the borders of space, beyond their earthly home, he has transformed them into "exobiotanica", extraterrestrial plant life. The resulting images beautifully state the mystery of life on Earth.
Makoto added that he "wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space," with the orchid arrangement disintegrating during its flight in awe-inspiring fashion.
Check out his website for more glimpses of heaven www.azumamakoto.com
Takanori Aiba has worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPEYE and as an architect. In 2003 he decided to merge his skills—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tree houses.
Creating miniature enchanting worlds that twist around Bonsai Trees, Aiba uses copper line, epoxy putty, plastic, resin and stone clay, to fashion detailed buildings, bridges, balconies and towers.