Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba
For nearly a decade since the late 1970s artist Takanori Aiba worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPYE. The following decade he worked as an architect and finally in 2003 decided to merge the two crafts—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tiny worlds. Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands.
Artist’s website: http://www.tokyogoodidea.com/
More of Aiba’s work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/takanoriaiba/
Experimented a lot with this. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
By Kris Kuksi, ornately surreal and dystopian looking shrines, are one of the only ways I can think to describe these amazing sculptures, they have a really dark aesthetic so much so that you can picture a cult worshipping around them, without much difficulty. These really are right up my street, I could post images of all of their work and never get tired of looking at the beautiful architectural pieces.