Macoto Murayama, a Japanese artist, specifically designed these flowers based on his own research.  He had combined his studies of botanical drawings and photography to create what looks like a ‘see-through’ flower.  He created a collection of these ‘inorganic flora’ and described it as a “new form of plant depiction that transcends accepted horizons of botanical illustration.”  He shows their geometric and mechanical structures in his work while accentuating the flowers natural forms.  Murayama’s flora show the specific details that people who only look at the surface beauty may overlook.  The collection shows different flowers’ basic shapes as well as inside structures that we often never see.  He “wants to show the fascinating world of plants that differs from the usual.”

more info: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/7860/macoto-murayama-inorganic-flora.html

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