azuma makoto iced flowers exhibition sets plants in an inorganic space
azuma makoto iced flowers exhibition sets plants in an inorganic space
jan 18, 2015

azuma makoto iced flowers exhibition sets plants in an inorganic space

azuma makoto iced flowers exhibition sets plants in an inorganic space
images courtesy of azuma makoto




the ‘iced flowers’ exhibition created by tokyo-based florist artist, azuma makoto, observes the changing life of flowers that have been placed in frozen water. the assortments of plants display unique expressions that are not visible in everyday activity, but are when placed under different environments such as this extreme case. the clear, almost crystal-like prisons make a vivid contrast with the beautiful, suspended objects inside. as the ice begins to melt, the blossoms start to change shape and the disparity is heightened as a glowing effect is added. this ever-evolving art spectacle furthers azuma’s already extensive portfolio of flower-influenced work, which the recent ‘exobiotanica‘ project where plants were dangled up in space, is one such example.

the large blocks of ice house an array of plant


the frozen water containers enable the flowers to express unique forms






the clear ice and the beautiful blossom displays vivid contrasts






as the ice melts, the objects begin to shift shapes




an almost crystal-like effect is created

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