Artificial botany
Artificial Botany è un progetto che esplora le potenzialità espressive delle illustrazioni botaniche attraverso l’utilizzo di algoritmi di apprendimento automatico. Prima dell’invenzione della fotografia, le illustrazioni botaniche erano l’unico modo per archiviare visivamente le molteplici specie di piante esistenti al mondo. Queste immagini sono state usate da fisici, farmacisti e scienziati botanici per l’identificazione, l’analisi e la classificazione delle specie.


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Water and Bonsai

In his continued forays into experimental botany that blur the lines between art and science, artist Makoto Azuma (previously) has reimagined the bonsai tree, one of the oldest Japanese artforms. This latest work titled Water and Bonsai, began with a dead branch from a juniper tree which was carefully attached to java moss meant to simulate the form of leaves. The entire piece was then submerged into a modified hydroponic environment similar to some of his earlier aquatic plantscapes replete with LEDs, a filtration system, and C02 emissions that encourage photosynthesis.

Michael Frank

Beetle in Undergrowth
“I have a strong background in zoology and botany. When I’m rendering realistic or fanciful depictions of flora and fauna, I constantly fall back on my studies and research. Since all of my artwork involves 3D computer imaging, I rely heavily on organic geometry and algorithms that govern natural branching and growth patterns. My art mimics nature in more ways than one.” Michael Frank


Acoustic Botany