Azuma Makoto

BITS – Azuma Makoto’s Fungi/Metal Botanical Sculptures

In ALL, BITS by Julia Krolik

“Japanese botanical artist Azuma Makoto, debuting a new series of sculptures alongside a decade of iconic works at Chamber. The solo show, curated by artist Andrew Zuckerman, demonstrates Makoto’s relationship with nature through botanical artworks and installations that use living flowers and plants. Each of the six pieces comprise shelf-like fungi sourced from old trees, foraged from different parts of japan. Disembodied from their trunks, these raw natural resources have been combined with molten gold, platinum and copper, forming a hardened shell around the wooden shapes.” – Jocundist




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Julia Krolik

Julia helps SciArt through Art the Science, wrangles data and makes SciArt through Pixels and Plans. She speaks passionately about the importance of visual communication in information sharing. She lives by this quote: "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon | Twitter: @yuliakrolik