Last week, 38-year-old Tokyo-based artist Makoto Azuma launched two of his botanically based pieces—a Japanese white pine bonsai in a metal frame entitled “Shiki 1” and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies, irises, and other flowers—into space from the floor of the Black Rock Desert.
According to the artist, “I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space.”
You can read more about the extensive process involved when shooting gigantic art into space on the NYT Magazine Blog, but we just dig the final product. Well-done, crazy artist. Well-done.
Photos courtesy Makoto Azuma.