Artist Azuma Makoto Creates Futuristic Ecosphere for Bonsai Tree

A machine that stimulates the necessary conditions for plants to survive.

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Japanese artist Azuma Makoto specializes in creating intricate floral arrangements. Oftentimes, the artist takes to unconventional methods in presenting a vivid array of diverse flora with Makoto even having sent a bonsai tree into space. Now, the artist unveils a futuristic plant protection machine that draws inspiration from 19th-century terrariums. Built for the modern society, the ecosphere titled ‘Paludarium TACHIKO’ marks the fourth plant housing unit in an ongoing series spearheaded by the artist. The machine stimulates the necessary conditions to preserve plants housed inside it.

In regards to its specs, the artist expressed in a statement: “This machine is fully equipped with a drip feed-water system and a mist machine in order to maintain the condition of a plant and control inside temperature and humidity. Also it can fully capture the natural light from glasses that surround all sides, and one can observe a plant into the details through the original flower loupe hanging in front.”

View the futuristic ecosphere above and then visit Azuma Makoto’s website for further details.

Elsewhere in art, Virgil Abloh recently opened the doors to his ongoing “Figures of Speech” exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.

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