Ideas about Plants and Art: Azuma Makoto and the Japanese Approach

Still image from one of Azuma Makoto’s spectacular flower videos.

Still image from one of Azuma Makoto’s spectacular flower videos.

"Japanese people believe gods exist everywhere in nature, so we approach it with awe and reverence."

"When I confront plants, instead of looking at their color and form, I try to listen." 

Azuma Makoto in Architectural Digest

 

I love finding verification of my attraction to Asian ways of perceiving and creating in quotations like this one from the amazing flower artist Azuma Makoto! Such beautiful expressions. Art as essence and honoring. The divine is everywhere.
Sherri Silverman

 Image from @azumamakoto Instagram. Quotations found in an archdigest.com article. See also http://azumamakoto.com

Source: archdigest.com