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Azuma Makoto’s Pixelated Bonsai is Made from LEGOs
Posted By Lori Zimmer On November 28, 2012 @ 10:30 am In biomimicry,carousel showcase,Decorative Objects,Design,Innovation | No Comments
Botanical artist Azuma Makoto’s  latest masterpiece wasn’t crafted from branches and blooms, but instead from LEGOs ! The artist has built a life-like bonsai from the popular children’s blocks. The tree leans in true bonsai fashion , and is rooted in a textured LEGO grass planter.
The Tokyo based Azuma is no stranger to the beauty of botanica , often using living plants and fallen leaves to create sculptural works. His LEGO bonsai is a contrast to this- using plastic blocks to represent a living plant. The resulting tree looks like a pixilated version of the traditional Japanese plant.
Browns, greens and black LEGO blocks are transformed into the bark and leaves of the leaning tree, which rests in a moss-covered LEGO dish. The trunk and branches are made from bigger double LEGO blocks , while the dainty green leaves are made up of singular blocks.
From afar, the tree appears to be a real bonsai, the blocks blurry together to give the illusion of a real tree .
The creative plastic plant measures up to real bonsai trees, fitting perfectly on a side table or shelf- but no need to put this tree near a window! Azuma’s miniature LEGO plant brings all the serenity that a real bonsai  does to a room- but without the rigorous watering, fertilizing and training regimen needed to care for a living tree!
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=462415
 Azuma Makoto’s: http://azumamakoto.com/
 LEGOs: http://inhabitat.com/larger-than-life-lego-forest-springs-up-in-australias-living-desert/
 true bonsai fashion: http://inhabitat.com/takanori-aibas-amazing-bonzai-castles-are-miniature-living-worlds/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=462416
 no stranger to the beauty of botanica: http://inhabitat.com/azuma-makatos-lush-sculptures-are-made-from-hundreds-of-folded-leaves/
 LEGO blocks: http://inhabitat.com/mind-blowing-lego-temple-folds-together-like-a-pop-up-book/
 illusion of a real tree: http://inhabitat.com/the-electree-is-a-bonsai-inspired-solar-phone-and-tablet-charger-for-your-home-or-office/
 a real bonsai: http://inhabitat.com/mdc-interiors-living-table-doubles-as-a-bonsai-tree-planter/
 Spoon Tamago: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2012/11/26/lego-bonsai-tree-by-makoto-azuma/
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