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A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space

A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space

A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space

A Japanese Artist Launches Plants Into Space


“Flowers aren’t just beautiful to show on tables,” said Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo. His latest installation piece, if you could call it that, takes this statement to the extreme. Two botanical objects — “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, among other blossoms — were launched into the stratosphere on Tuesday in Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada, a site made famous for its hosting of the annual Burning Man festival. ”I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Makoto explained that morning.

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These are so very cool.

wow. beautiful!

Yes, I never would have thought to do this but now that I see it, it's quite memorable.

reminds me of this children's book:

june 29, 1999 David wiesner

I've never read it but I did find this...

that's adorable.  i love his announcer voice and his funky beats!  :)

the story is about a girl who launches seedlings into the air with balloons as a science experiment. eventually, they make it out to aliens in space, but in the meantime, vegetable mayhem ensues on planet earth.  david wiesner is a master illustrator who has won numerous caldecott awards.

That sounds like a good book. 

The only thing I learned from the seventh grader book report is that it was published in 1992.

But it parties like it's 1999. 

hahaha!  yes, his report was lacking.  but it definitely liked to party!!

I guess I should lower my expectations for a seventh grade book report.

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