The installation was organized in January 2015, obviously it was very brief and accompanied by live music by Toru Matsumoto. By using two short-lived media, ice and flowers, Azuma’s intention is to change our perspective on their individual and (potential) combined beauty. He also hopes to juxtapose two essentially different things – exotic colourful flowers with the cold, dead ice.
In the invitation, Makoto Azuma writes: ”This exhibition presents ‘Iced Flowers’, a work to observe the changing life of flowers that are locked in ice. Flowers will show unique expressions that they do not display in everyday life, by being placed in a different environment. Please enjoy how flowers and ice change themselves over time in the ruins far from human existence – it is an inorganic space that makes a vivid contrast with flowers.”
‘Iced Flowers’ by Makoto Azuma, January 11 2015, Saitama, Japan