Azuma Makoto

A Bonsai tree suspended at the boundary between earth and space, flowers piled high on an arctic ice shelf..

Azuma Makoto’s botanical sculptures have gained worldwide fame for their attention-grabbing arrangements and extreme locations.

His latest work was the re-imaginging of a 19th century paludarium, used to create a ecosystem to preserve botanical life. Full of technological overkill, Makoto’s paludarium gives us an idea of how life may need to be preserved after the destruction of the natural world…