Azuma Makoto is a contemporary visual artist renown for his work with flowers. Makoto makes flower arrangements and sculptures. He also freezes the flowers and then proceeds to take pictures that include the roots of the flower.
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Makoto first envisioned himself being a rock musician. When he was still chasing his dream of music, the artist took a job as a trader at one of Japan’s oldest flower market. This was where he found his love of working with flowers.
In this clip we visit the laboratory of the artist:
I enjoy the thought process behind the unique works of this artist. From a design standpoint his flowers really pop as he often uses a dark black background. Another interesting idea is the artist’s choice to include the roots of the plant as well. This adds another unique twist to the art.
Even the idea of placing a plant from earth in different environment such as space is very unique. We heard the first sound of wind on Mars today so creating plant life on a new planet is closer than we think!