The Structure of Flowers

Architecture student-turned-artist Macato Murayama creates beautiful images inspired by the intricate anatomy of flowers.

Jef Akst
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Apr 4, 2014

Artist Macoto Murayama continues to create beautiful images inspired by the intricate structure of flowers. Using the same computer graphics programs and techniques he learned as an architecture student at Miyagi University of Education in Sendai, he depicts the detailed anatomy of the botanical bloom, inside and out. His latest works, seen here, will be shown at a new exhibit opening today (April 4 – May 30) in the show rooms of a printing company in central Berlin, where the art will be displayed alongside the printing machines that helped create it.

See “Building Flowers.”

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