Japanese artist Makoto Azuma constructed an installation piece, unlike any other we’ve ever seen. Teaming up with the Sacramento JP Aerospace program, he launched a series of bouquets and flower arrangements into space using helium balloons. The pieces traveled as high as 91,000+ feet and were tracked using GPS and attached with Go Pros. One piece was a 5-year old bonsai which was enclosed in a glass cage.
“Flowers aren’t just beautiful to show on tables. I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space. I am using brightly colored flowers from around the world so that they contrast against the darkness of space.” – Azuma
“The best thing about this project is that space is so foreign to most of us so seeing a familiar object like a bouquet of flowers flying above Earth domesticates space, and the idea of traveling into it.” – JP Aerospace.
The images are stunning, take a look below and see more of Azuma’s work here.