Friday, September 25, 2009

Organic Observation

To all artists and designers, I am sure you would agree that the word "organic" have been overused and overstated, but in this particular work of art, it is appropriate. Macoto Murayama's art gives us a different perspective in botanical illustration, examining the art of nature that is stylistically beautiful and colorful, mimicking a contact print of a flower over photosensitive paper.

Macoto would carefully find plants and flowers, dissect and examine them under a microscope, and replicate it digitally by using Autodesk 3ds Max, Photoshop and Illustrator. He stated, "People are apt to be fascinated by things which we see superficially. However, there may be more important and truly essential aspects inside things." He continues, "There is beauty not only on superficial part but also at the internal part as well. I want to show fascinating world of plants that differs from usual."