On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.
Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.
Pair this with that time Anamanaguchi sent a slice of pizza into space and the past couple of years have been good for orbital art. After being launched from the site of Burning Man in Nevada, the botanical rigs traveled to about 90,000 feet before descending back to Earth, where they were found around five miles from the launch site. —MN
Have the various space agencies ever left plants suspended in the vacuum for extended periods of time, and if so, do you have information on what happens to them?
Production layout drawing from “One Froggy Evening” by Chuck Jones, graphite on 12 field animation paper. Although this drawing doesn’t appear in “What’s Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck” opening July 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, many, many others do.
File under: Another opening, another show. DirectedbyChuckJones will be live-blogging from the opening night gala, Thursday, July 17, and again on the evening of July 18 from the museum.
In celebration of the summer solstice, Jungle are throwing a dance party. On June 21st, the British soul collective will perform music from their upcoming, self-titled debut album, alongside a gallery of work by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, the co-director of their recent music videos.
i am so pleased to announce that i will be heading back out on the road in the usa at the end of the summer!! the tour dates are on the poster attached. for this tour, i’m working with a service called artist arena, which filters out ticket scalpers.