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Amazing Bonsai Treehouse Sculpture

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Using materials that include stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has creates this fantastical sculpture called Bonsai-B that looks like someone or something has taken residence in this bonsai tree! 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.”

1082090568Thanks for the tip, Tetsuya O!

Takanor Aiba: Website

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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