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