diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters

Azuma Makoto submerges floral sculpture on the seabed

 

Flower artist Azuma Makoto presents the third installment of his In Bloom series, submerging a botanical sculpture in the uncharted waters of Japan. With his blend of artistic creativity and botanical expertise, Makoto has redefined the boundaries of floral art, taking it to new depths — quite literally. Through this series, the delicate beauty of flowers merges with the fluidity of water, symbolizing the interdependence and harmony between humans and the environment. Each installation is meticulously crafted, featuring a combination of vibrant blooms, intricate foliage, and submerged elements that create a surreal and ethereal setting.

 

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, Makoto’s installations also carry a deeper message about the relationship between humans and the natural world. By immersing flowers in water, Makoto transforms them into living sculptures, blurring the line between the ephemeral and the enduring. His creations serve as a reminder of the fragility and resilience of life, encouraging us to appreciate the fleeting moments of beauty that surround us.

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters
all images courtesy of Azuma Makoto

 

 

emphasizing fragility and ephemerality

 

For this latest installment, Azuma Makoto (see more here) carefully chose a distinct location that goes beyond the pristine beauty of clear waters, embracing the untamed essence of the sea. The selected installation point conveys a sense of ruggedness, immersing viewers in the wildness of nature. Furthermore, Makoto opted for different flower materials compared to his previous series, specifically selecting ones with unique shapes and textures.

 

The resulting composition seamlessly blends with the underwater environment, becoming an organic part of the submerged world. Similar to his Frozen Flowers project, Makoto has experimented with this environment. Through altering colors, materials, shapes, and flower arrangements, he continuously challenges himself to capture the diverse expressions of flowers.

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters
intricate botanical sculpture shines within the clear waters of Japan

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters
vibrant blooms and lush foliage dance through the water currents

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters
the sculpture was installed with the assistance of local divers and fishermen

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters

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the floral compositions embrace the untamed essence of the sea

 

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters
the installation immerses viewers in the wildness of nature

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a reminder of the fragility and resilience of life

diving into nature: azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters

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azuma makoto's floral installation blooms in japan's uncharted waters
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Makoto and his team tied many bouquets of flowers to the base structure
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project info:

 

name: Botanical sculpture × In Bloom project – Sea #3

artist: Azuma Makoto | @azumamakoto

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