Azuma Makoto: Iced Flowers

Tokyo-based artist Azuma Makoto often uses floral arrangements in his surreal and sculptural installations’s, and his latest is no different. Entitled ‘Iced Flowers’, it illustrates the evolution of flowers by interrupting their natural life cycle of bloom and decay, preserving them in blocks of ice.

These stunning bouquets appear infinite, until the ice begins to melt and the flowers are returned to their decadent biotic process.

This latest installation was presented by Mokoto at a venue in Saitama, Japan on the 10th and 11th January, inviting viewers to witness the melting process of the sculptures, accompanied by an original soundtrack that was composed by Toru Matsumoto.

Flowers will show unique expressions that they do not display in everyday life, by placed under such a different environment.
Please enjoy how flowers and ice change themselves over time in the ruins far from human’s existence – it is an inorganic space that makes a vivid contrast with flowers – (AMKK)

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