Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba

If you are not familiar with his intricate, detailed, whimsical and astounding work, let me introduce you to the world of Takanori Aiba.
Japanese artist Takanori Aiba, a former maze illustrator for the Japanese fashion magazine POPYE, spent much of his career as an architect. Finally, in 2003, he merged his two interests—maze-building and architecture—to produce these intricate bonsai tree houses.
Japanese to the core, these miniature architectures combine the organic nature of bonsai trees with labyrinthian architecture. Jorge Luis Borges would be proud.

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.

I would love to visit every single one of these places ... if only I was 5 1/2 feet shorter!

See more of Aiba’s work here.

now ... go make something beautiful!

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(¸.•´♥ Tristan


annecopeland said...

I have always been in awe of people who can create such miniature art in one form or another. This work is truly amazing. Like nothing I have ever seen. To create a bonsai is a true wonder in itself, but this really pushes the level. It is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing. You know, if people didn't share, there would be a lot of things we never knew about. It is like having our own private kaleidescope into the world. Thank you much, Tristan!

1st Man said...

Those are stunning and amazing! People can be so amazingly talented. Wow. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

His work is stunning !!!

Edith Schmidt said...

Just beautiful!!!!!

Susan Burgess said...

Wow such amazing meticulously detailed tiny works! Would love to see them up close in person. Thanks for sharing Tristan. Miss you! Sanna.

Gaby Bee said...

These bonsai tree houses are absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing and for introducing me to a wonderful new artist!