azuma makoto's burning flowers installation reveals a dramatic performance
 
azuma makoto's burning flowers installation reveals a dramatic performance azuma makoto's burning flowers installation reveals a dramatic performance
jul 08, 2016

azuma makoto's burning flowers installation reveals a dramatic performance

azuma makoto’s burning flowers installation reveals a dramatic performance

 

 

 

botanic artist azuma makoto has explored the beauty of plants through a variety of daring and adventurous projects. his art work has seen him set flowers in ice and even send a 50 year old bonzai tree into space. his latest venture ‘burning flowers’ sets fire to an impressive three meter high floral arrangement in a cave in tochigi, japan.

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the installation was constructed in a cave in tochigi, japan

 

 

 

the decadent spectacle reveals the transformative qualities contained within plants. burning ferocious flames and deep red embers flicker and construct a sculptural ceremony which releases the flowers’ locked beauty. more than 2,000 pieces were used, including dahlias, gloriosas and celosia argenteas chosen by azuma makoto himself. unlike the ‘iced flowers’ piece which featured frozen botanic arrangements – the artist’s recent project exhibits the subject matter in a temporary display, revealing fiery colors and textures that glow and ignite in a dramatic performance.

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azuma makoto arranges the flowers
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azuma makoto ignites the installation
azuma makoto burning flowers designboom
the decadent display reveals the transformative qualities contained within plants
burning flowers azuma makoto designboom
burning ferocious flames and deep red embers flicker and construct a sculptural ceremony
burning flowers azuma makoto designboom
more than 2,000 flowers were used in the performance
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