Botanical Artist Makoto Azuma‘s 2005 tour de force “Shiki Formula” is what originally got me interested when I began writing about him back in ’08. So I was delighted to see that he had recently created a 2011 edition of his morose installation.
Despite the seemingly distressed nature of his work, the bonsai plants used in his pieces are carefully extracted from their earth, photographed, and then once again returned to their original position with harm. Stunning!
source: Makoto Azuma’s blog