mexico city botanical sculptures by azuma makoto
mexico city botanical sculptures by azuma makoto mexico city botanical sculptures by azuma makoto
nov 06, 2013

mexico city botanical sculptures by azuma makoto

mexico city botanical sculptures by azuma makoto – all photos courtesy of shiinoki



as part of the abierto mexicano de diseno the japanese floral artist azuma makoto was invited by AR cosmos to install botanical sculptures at the alameda central park in downtown mexico city and hold workshops with local participants.


the large park, one of the city’s main public spaces, is surrounded with ten monumental vases: two made of marble and eight made of bronze. day one saw azuma install his own sculptures in the two marble cups that stand on each side of the ‘hemiciclo a juárez’ one inspired by mexico, the other by japan. on day two he oversaw a workshop of almost forty participants divided into eight groups that each created arrangements for the eight bronze vases.





sketch by azuma makoto



alameda central park – azuma makoto’s sculptures were placed either side of the ‘hemiciclo a juárez’ left-center
while participants at his workshop installed their own arrangements in vases surrounding the park.



left: mexico sculpture, right: japan sculpture by azuma makoto



azuma makoto shopping for flowers in mexico city ahead of his sculptures












azuma makoto starts work on his ‘mexico’ botanical sculpture















the finished ‘mexico’ botanical sculpture by azuma makoto







azuma working on his ‘japan’ botanical sculptures




the finished ‘japan’ botanical sculpture by azuma makoto







installations and workshops by azuma makoto from gaby meza


  • Want to see the work of the local participants!

    mkc says:

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