If you’re like me and somehow manage to kill every plant that comes into your home, these sculptures might be just for you. Hand carved by Japanese artist Yuto Yamasaki, the wooden plants start off as large logs, which are then chiseled away to reveal delicate leaves and succulent stems. A coat of paint is then applied to the wood, transforming them into lifelike potted houseplants.
The 31-year old artist describes his work not so much as art but more as a meditative process. “Making art objects with my own hands, void of conscious thought, is a therapeutic and meditative experience,” he says. “The challenge is to put myself in a state where the materials make my hands move automatically.” Yamasaki just closed a solo exhibition in Kichijoji last week, but you can see more of his work and process shots over on his tumblr.