Take a deeper dive at the Azuma Makoto In Bloom series below
The Azuma Makoto In Bloom series is the floral artist’s latest ethereal creation that pushes the frontiers of what is possible in the botanical world. This recent installment of his In Bloom series combines a beautiful variety of floral textures and shapes to create a vivid sculpture that lies thousands of feet below the surface of the water.
Azuma’s deep-sea work, which has been meticulously curated with the finest attention to detail, is situated in the waters of Japan in Suruga Bay, at the foot of Mount Fuji. He and his colleagues submerged about 100 different types of blossoms for the Azuma Makoto In Bloom series while a remotely driven vehicle took pictures.
This area was deliberately selected by Azuma for his most lush arrangement, installing the sculpture with the aid of neighborhood divers and fisherman in the middle of the Japanese sea. Azuma intended for the artwork to be completely submerged in rough waters to symbolize the connection to nature.
“The strength of flowers is totally beyond our imagination,” said Azuma. “We were always surprised by their possibilities.”
The Azuma Makoto In Bloom installation provides a deep message about how people and the natural environment interact. His works serve as a constant reminder of the frailty of life, inspiring us to treasure moments of beauty.
“Sometimes people say my work shows a darker side of what flower art pieces can be,” stated Azuma. “I think that it is because I am always conscious of concepts of ‘life’ and ‘death. Every flower and plant has its own cycle. It blooms, withers, and fertilizes the next life. Whichever moment you take from the process from birth to death, its expression is rich and beautiful, and I believe that it attracts people’s minds without fail.”