Flower artist Azuma Makoto continues to stun the world with mind-blowing ideas that include launching a bonsai into the stratosphere and floating a huge floral sculpture out at sea. Since his work requires removing flowers from their natural state, he feels it's his duty to transform them into inspirational works of art so that their lives would not have been cut short in vain. His latest project involves bringing hope to those stricken by COVID-19, as he reveals in his talk with Robert Campbell.
Azuma's extraordinary works stun the world, such as this work, in which he launched a bouquet 30,000 meters into the stratosphere.
Azuma refers to his work as "floral sculptures."
Azuma travels around the world to present gifts of flowers. Seeing the faces of people light up with his gifts, even when in need of food and other essentials, has made him even more aware of how meaningful flowers can be.