Strange how the universe works.  After watching a Japanese documentary on cable TV about Japan’s trend of building more ecological super-cities (sorry, I forgot the title) where botanical artist Makoto Azuma was featured, I read this post about him from one of my favourite blogs Spoon & Tamago titled “Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma”.

In the documentary I watched with my dad (my daddy sure loves a good documentary), Makoto-san was working with his bottled flower art designs.  He says that his bottled flowers are the future of interior art designs.  At least, that’s what I remember.

In this post from Spoon & Tamago, Makoto-san’s Frozen Flowers Art Designs are featured.

. . .16 large blocks of ice stood, lined in columns of three on the concrete floors of the factory. It was like Stonehenge for the ice age. Within the shimmering blocks of ice were exotic flower bouquets, frozen in time. -“Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma”, Spoon & Tamago

Enjoy the pictures below.  Aren’t they beautiful?  They look like jungle gardens on ice.

All Photo Credits:  Makoto Azuma

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Makoto Azuma Official Website (Japanese)
Spoon & Tamago (English)

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Published by Arria Cross

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  1. I agree with you. This is simply stunning. Gives a whole new meaning to still life…..sorry, I couldn’t resist 😀

    Just wondering, what documentary was your dad watching?


    1. No problem. I suggest you check out Makoto Azuma’s other artworks because he really takes still life to another level.

      I don’t really remember the title. But it’s about Japan’s trend on creating more ecological cities. It’s in English and the narrator sounded British.


    1. You’re right. Well, this artist’s other works are impressive, too. He’s definitely now on my list of Japanese artists to watch for.

      Hahaha! Well, Miha-chan has a point.


  2. What I do worry is this: It needs consistent cold condition (freezing consumes a lot of energy) so that the ice won’t melt, otherwise the ‘art piece’ will collapse! >.<


    1. Haha! You’re right, of course. But I think that’s one of the things that make these artworks more interesting: the threat that they’re not forever and will one day be completely destroyed. So it’s like you need to enjoy them now because who knows if you’ll see them again tomorrow? Ah, I’m feeling a bit melodramatic. Hahaha!


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