Inspired by the ancient and traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement, artist and photographer from Montreal Raku Inoue ( Raku Inoue ) create colorful portraits of insects and other animals, using flowers, branches, leaves and stems from his garden. Each of his works is unique, as he selects his materials in accordance with the seasons and what nature has to offer him during this period.
Ikebana or ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of arranging cut flowers and shoots in special vessels, as well as the art of correctly placing these compositions in the interior. Ikebana is based on the principle of exquisite simplicity, achieved by revealing the natural beauty of the material.
His ongoing art series, Natura Insects, features creatures that resemble living butterflies, beetles, spiders, and even owls, all created from vibrant and meticulously selected floral arrangements. After Inoue has carefully transformed the material donated by nature into flower sculptures, he removes his creation using different backdrops (mostly light ones), which ultimately makes his sculptures resemble shop windows that can be seen in natural history museums. …
“Once it was very windy, so most of the delicate petals from the rose bush fell to the ground. I picked them up and made the very first flower insect. Since then I have made many insects, but now I am trying to push the boundaries of floral art, “– said the artist ” Bored Panda “.