Sound of Liquid | High Speed Liquid Ikebana Photographs by Naoko Tosa

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Ikebana – the age-old art of Japanese flower arrangement. From flower arrangements on cars to balloons, contemporary artists have sought to create modern day versions of the tradition. But in its latest iteration, Ikebana is transformed into organic and mysterious forms of liquid by artist Naoko Tosa. In a series titled “Sound of Ikebana,” Tosa first mixes pastel colors and oil together to create a variety of colors intended to express the 4 seasons of Japan. Sound vibrations are then applied to make droplets of liquid jump into the air, which are then captured by a 2000 fps high-speed camera.

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Equally impressive is Tosa’s video work, which captures the fluidity and fleetingness of her arrangements. Most recently, her work was projected onto Singapor’s ArtScience Museum façade.

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2 Comments

  1. Those are awesome photos!

  2. Very nice work, creative and inspirational. I’ve not progressed past milk drops. This is a whole level up.

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