50 year-old Bonsai tree in space?

Posted by August 1, 2014 - Art, Pop Culture

Tokyo-based artist Azuma Makoto has created a new series of artwork by sending a Japanese white 50 year old pine Bonsai and an arrangement of flowers into space. The art project is called¬†’Exbiotanica’ and was done in collaboration with John Powell of JP Aerospace. Tokyo artist attached delicate plant displays to giant helium balloons and carbon-fibre frames, and then launched them into the stratosphere.


A number of still and video cameras from Fuji Film and GoPro were also attached to the rig, resulting in stunning images of the plants floating through space.

Inovatine and amazing idea was born by Tokyo artist who said:

Flowers aren’t just beautiful to show on tables. I¬†wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space… The best thing about this project is that space is so foreign to most of us, so seeing a familiar object like a bouquet of flowers flying above Earth domesticates space, and the idea of traveling into it.

Enjoy this great photos and your journey through space:

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