Japanese Flower Artist Composes and Decomposes Botanical Sculptures

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto explores the lifecycle of flowers with two incredible botanical sculptures exhibited at the Oi Futuro museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The symbolic work evokes the Buddhist value of contemplating life and death. Viewers are encouraged to reflect on the transience of all living things, as the colorful flowers slowly decay over time. Makoto believes that “we learn from an early age to avoid seeing, touching and feeling the death and decomposition of any living being.” As such, his art installations present a rare opportunity to experience it all…[READ MORE]

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