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Feathers for Flowers – Kosei Komatsu at TDW

Posted in Stuff by tokyobling on November 20, 2012

Among the many good exhibits at this year’s Tokyo Design Week I found these pieces by famous feather/flower designer Kosei Komatsu (小松宏誠). He has a terrific web site here. Instead of using flowers for his arrangements he relies on feathers, and in this case, part of a bird itself to create these stunning pieces. The bird makes it feel almost gothic. The theme of his work and many other artists was Ito Jakuchu, a singularly important 18th century painter. If you are into traditional Japanese art you are bound to have seen some of his many famous paintings. The connection between the birds and animal scrolls of Ito and the present day pieces by Komatsu are very obvious.


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  1. Michelle said, on November 20, 2012 at 6:38 am

    These are great and so creative! Awesome pictures!


  2. vancha said, on November 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    this is amazing! i have to say again: so many desktop backgrounds! 😉


  3. Timi said, on November 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Oo, it’s nice, though unless I work around birds I don’t think it’s possible to make these 😀 I had luck in the summer and found a really pretty colored feather, now I wish I found more 🙂


  4. nw10photography said, on November 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Great capture of detail.
    Thanks for sharing


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