Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has created a series of sculptures, most of which incorporate a bonsai tree, but all of which are magnificent. They’re made with stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin, among other things.
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It should come as no surprise that Aiba has a background as a maze illustrator and an art director for architectural spaces. Using his past experiences, he’s made a modern bonsai that portrays “the beauty of spiritual accordance between human and nature in miniature.”
“Bonsai reflects the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant,” he says. “However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of my works contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.”
You can see more from Aiba at Tokyo Good Idea.