Azuma Makoto Takes Photos Of His Bonsai Tree Around The World
- Jessica Jungbauer
For 10 years now, Japanese flower artist and botanical photographer Azuma Makoto has been taking photos of his bonsai tree around the world. The ‘Shiki I’ sculpture consists of a 50-year-old bonsai tree that is attached to an open steel frame. By placing the object into unexpected natural surroundings, such as the desert and the ocean, the project has taken him and his team to various places around the globe. The most fascinating image yet sees the bonsai tree suspended in the stratosphere above the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, USA. The photographs are currently on display in an exhibition titled ‘Shiki: Landscape and Beyond’ at Zhulong Dallas Contemporary Art Gallery. We’ve featured Makoto’s work before.