PlantTherapy: Keita Kawasaki

PlantTherapy: Keita Kawasaki

Feb 2, 2008

This is one website, regardless of your ability to read Japanese or not, that is worth stumbling through. Today, I have gone to Japan and back to show you the works of Keita Kawasaki, an artist who works in flowers - and has a website that transports you completely into his world...

Keita Kawasaki has been creating for more than twenty years and is credited with being a pioneer in modern floral design. He is prolific and his website is comprehensive. He is a master at constructing and assembling, and although sometimes the works feel too controlled for my own personal style, there is no denying his ability to 'fabricate' and make it look unintentional or natural. His conceptual work and his more traditional bouquets all left me with wanting to see them closer, too see how everything was held or bound together.

If you are looking for an escape on this overcast day, click on his site, then click on the beetle when he appears from the right side of the screen, turn the sound up a little, and explore his leaf menu.

And I love that floral afro - from his 'People and Flowers' series.

matt at apartment therapy dot com

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