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This Is What It Looks Like To Launch Flowers Into Space

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This Is What It Looks Like To Launch Flowers Into Space

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto is a flower artist who runs fascinating experiments, sending the botanical sculptures to new and unknown frontiers.

Azuma's series is called "In Bloom" and his latest installment involved shooting a bouquet of flowers into space. There, the flowers dealt with a harsh, alien environment. Hovering 90,000 feet above the earth, the flowers experienced temperatures well below -47F.

“I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Azuma says of the series.

Most of the plants were chosen for the bright colors which contrasted distinctly with the dark background. In addition to the flowers, Azuma also sent a 100-year-old bonsai tree to space.

According to the artist, by sending the plants into space they transform into exbiota, a term meaning extraterrestrial life.

So what's next for Makoto? The artist plans to send flowers deep into the ocean. Stay tuned via Instagram to catch the next "In Bloom" experiment.


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Via Fubiz & T Magazine

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