“Nature Creations” is a series of exhibitions exploring the expressions rendered from the motifs and materials of plants, insects, earth, wood and metal. As the first event in this series a collection of over 100 works including ceramics, painting, embroidery, graphics and products inspired by floral blooms. Here is my selection of the most interesting pieces I saw.
“Flora” skeletons made from pressed flowers by Asuka Tada. She’s the creative mind behind the brilliant ad campaign for Nishinihon Tenrei funeral services. Featuring a life-sized skeleton made of pressed flowers, her flower bones reminds viewers of the beauty to be found in the cycle of life, death and rebirth.
Flower mandalas by Yoshie Watanabe . Seen from the distance, these works look like pieces of fabrics but upon closer examination, you’ll find out that the artwork is made of thousands of cut out flowers and leaves. I admire artist like Watanabe who straddle the fine line between art and OCD!
Superb pottery by KIKOF. The tableware brand KIKOF from Shiga Prefecture, started last Summer as part of Mother Lake Products Project. “KIKOF” beautiful pottery is jointly developed by Tokyo-based KIGI brand and artisans working in traditional crafts based around Lake Biwa (Shiga Prefecture).
Lovely Textile Designs by Sarahbel, the brain child of textile brand illustrator Sugiyama Seiko
Beautiful hand-made glass vases by Erina Inoue
Intricate paper cut drawings by Haruka
Beautiful aquarelle and paper flowers installation by Shiho Ueda. Since 2006 she works under her leading theme of ‘the manifestations of colour’ as an independent artist in her studio in Osaka, in two and three dimensions and exhibits her work in Japan as well as in Europe.
“A Red Balloon 2” by Chihiro Fukushima. Born in Tokyo and graduated as a Graphic Designer, Fukushima’s acrylic paintings are simply beautiful and whimsical. She has won several awards, SICF 2013 (You can have a look at SICF 2014 & 2015) being the most recently
Amazing glass artworks by Runa Kosogawa. Graduated from Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Kosogawa’s creates these fragile glass pieces that resemble to petals. She has exhibited her work both in Japan and abroad.
“Hope Forever Blossoming” fun acrylic flower vases by D-BROS, a Japanese design brand. Check out their website, their designs are amazing.
Beautiful flower corsage by Nana Ishikawa
Worth visiting this exhibition!
I’d like to thank Spiral Building’ staff who kindly let me shoot this exhibition… ありがとうございます!!
Spiral Building: 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tel: 03-3498-1171, Closest Station: Omotesando (Chiyoda, Hanzomon & Ginza Lines, Exit B1 or B3). Ends August 30th, Entrance Fee: FREE
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