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Beautiful Replicas Of Various Insects And Other Animals From Flowers And Leaves

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In the world of art, the willingness to explore various things in this world is quite important. With an in-depth exploration or observation of something, inspiration will be easier to arouse to make it simple for artists. They only pour their thoughts into works. Artists can explore anything, apart from something concrete and abstract. For them, inspiration can come from anywhere. What matters is the willingness to work and persistent effort. With a will, can modify various small things in everyday life into an artwork.

Usually, a florist arranges flowers and leaves into a beautiful bouquet. Besides being arranged, can also create flowers and leaves into a neat work. This artwork also has to play with the imagination by playing with the shapes and colors of flowers and leaves to be assembled into various animal shapes dominated by insects. A creative fashion designer who creates an art project where he creates awesome shapes. It seems that our lives are filled with creative people who always have smart ideas to make things. Like a Japanese artist who grew up in Montreal, Canada. What did he do?

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Indeed, to create unique, beautiful, and cool works by utilizing the nature around us, that’s a good idea. This simple thing is done by an artist and photographer, Raku Inoue. A multidisciplinary person was born in Tokyo, 1983. After learning basic art forms, including drawing, painting, and handicrafts, he also studied digital photography and its requirements, such as lighting, image composition, color capturing, and post-production editing. Meanwhile, Inoue was known for his polymer clay sculptures.

This art project, called Natura Insect, is made from the leaves and petals of seasonal flowers in interesting shapes and colors. This makes Inoue appreciate nature more. He also uses materials that fall on the ground rather than picking directly from the original plants.

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

He gained knowledge about using these seasonal ingredients while learning Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Raku proves that natural objects have their own beauty when they are worked on as works of art. By arranging flower parts such as leaves, stems, or flower crowns, Inoue creates small insects and other animals that look beautiful with their colors. He arranged various parts of the flower on a white sheet of paper. Next, all he had to do was form the body parts into a series that resembled an insect’s shape.

For some people, insects are animals that tend to be annoying. With this work, Inoue intends to cultivate this perception by showing another perspective of insects that are displayed in unique or aesthetic forms. The use of flowers as a medium to make insect replicas is also used by Inoue to show that nature’s elements can have harmony, which is a factor of beauty itself. Below, you can see a collection of pictures from Raku’s Natura Insect, such as beetles, dragonflies, butterflies, moths, spiders, fireflies, and other unique animals. He made it so skillfully that this wreath was very similar to a real animal.

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

These excellent works also made netizens who saw really like them. Indeed, on his social media accounts, he does not only make animals, but there are also other forms, such as swords and samurai figures.

In an interview with Bored Panda, he said that one day it all started to get very windy, and the rose petals in his backyard fell to the ground. He took it and created his first unique design: the ‘rose petal beetle.’ Inoue finds the process so relaxing and therapeutic; he makes this a creative exercise over coffee in the morning. Over time, this animal portrait became his artistic identity. When asked how long it took to create such a realistic work, the artist said it could take 20 minutes or several weeks. Depends on the complexity of the sculpture. For more 3D artworks, he needs to build a foam core as the base structure; It takes time. Good job for Inoue, keep going, and spirit!

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Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

 

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

Image source and credits: Raku Inoue

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