From Architecture to Art

The structure of flowers becomes skeletal art in the hands of Macoto Murayama.

Jef Akst
Jef Akst
Feb 16, 2012

Architecture-student-turned-artist Macoto Murayama applies the computer graphics programs and techniques he learned while studying architecture at Miyagi University of Education in Sendai to illustrate, in meticulous detail, the anatomy of flowers. After choosing a flower, purchased at the flower shop or picked up on the side of a road, he carefully dissects it, cutting off its petals with a scalpel and extracting the ovary and other internal structures. He then sketches what he sees, photographs it, and models it on the computer using 3dsMAX software, a program typically used by architects and animators. Finally, he creates a composition of the different parts in Photoshop, and uses Illustrator to add measurements and other labels.

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