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in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

throughout his career, japanese floral artist azuma makoto has created projects that put flowers in center stage, taking them to different locations and situations that exist beyond the boundaries of the natural world. makoto has previously preserved a bonsai tree inside a futuristic ecosphere, plunged intricate bouquets into the abyss of the deep sea, and launched flowers into the stratosphere. now, the artist is studying the changing life of flowers by taking them to frozen landscapes.

in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations
images by shiinoki shunsuke

 

 

‘the place where this installation was held in hokkaido is also called the end of the world since blighted pine trees are usually spread out there and that place freezes over in winter,’ makoto studio said to this is colossal. ‘it was the series of how azuma pursued unknown possibilities of flowers and how flowers express themselves under this condition.’

in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

 

 

placed against a white, snowy landscape, the preserved floral arrangements continue to shine as their bright colors contrast with its surroundings. 

in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

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in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

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in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

in frozen flowers, azuma makoto uses ice to preserve floral installations

 

 

project info:

 

name: frozen flowers
artist: azuma makoto
date: february 15 – 18, 2018
place: notsuke, bekkai-cho, notsuke peninsula, hokkaido, japan

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