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Nature Creations Exhibition at Spiral 「Nature Creations スパイラル / 南青山」

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.

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“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.

nature creations

nature creations

nature creations

nature creations

nature creations

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!

nature creations

nature creations

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).

nature creations

nature creations

Lovely Textile Designs by Sarahbelthe brain child of textile brand illustrator Sugiyama Seiko

nature creations

nature creations

Beautiful hand-made glass vases by Erina Inoue

nature creations

Intricate paper cut drawings by Haruka

nature creations

nature creations

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.

nature creations

nature creations

nature creations

“A Red Balloon 2” by Chihiro FukushimaBorn 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

Nature Creations

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.

nature creations

nature creations

nature creations

“Hope Forever Blossoming” fun acrylic flower vases by D-BROSa Japanese design brand. Check out their website, their designs are amazing.

nature creations

nature creations

nature creations

Beautiful flower corsage by Nana Ishikawa

nature creations

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!!

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How to get there? (Map via Spiral)
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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

 

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

2 Comments

  1. Melissa says

    The exhibition is really lovely! ^^

    I like ‘A Red Balloon 2’!

    • Hi Melissa, I love that one too! Check her website, her paintings are adorable 🙂 Thanks for stopping by

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