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Botanical Art Above the Black Rock Desert

Filed Under Art on 2014-08-02, 20:27

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With Burning Man quickly approaching again this year, the thought of art presented upon the canvas of the vast Black Rock Desert is in the minds of many people. However botanical artist Makoto Azuma thought art should take place not on the playa but 100,000ft above the Black Rock Desert. With the help of a team of people and some helium balloons, several plant creations were sent soaring into space.

From the EXOBIOTANICA page:

Plants on the earth rooted in the soil, under the command of gravity.
Roots, soil and gravity – by giving up the links to life, what kind of “beauty” shall be born?
Within the harsh “nature”, at an attitude of 30,000 meters and minus 50 degrees Celsius,
the plants evolve into EXBIOTA (extraterrestrial life).
A pine tree confronting the ridge line of the Earth.
A bouquet of flowers marching towards the sun hit by the intense wind.
Freed from everything, the plants shall head to the space.

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