Amazing metal dandelion sculptures
Did you ever as a kid blow on dandelions? One of life’s basic joys, the image of their fluffy seeds drifting in the air, served as inspiration for Japanese artist Shota Suzuki. The talented steel sculptor from Kyoto pays homage to the common dandelion with his magnificent works.
Suzuki’s artworks are intended to inspire people to value “flowers on the highway,” which are sometimes seen negatively because they are weeds in gardens. To start, the artist explores his neighborhood on foot in search of weeds in yards or cracks on the sidewalk. The intricate botanicals will now be replicated in metal as he returns to his studio. Suzuki sculpts their branches, flowers, buds, and even their small seeds from copper and metal to convey their underappreciated magnificence.
Suzuki starts every artwork by carving out the patterns from a steel plate, then adds realistic substance using a hammer and a chisel. His steel leaves have fine lines, and the petals terminate in a graceful curl. Even the tiniest seeds appear to have the ability to float. More than a 100 different metal pieces are made of brass and put together, based on the sculpture’s final version.
Suzuki uses chemical reactions including rusting, sulfurization, and oxidation to color his artworks. He also develops patinas that are typical of Japan, such as niiro, which typically employs daikon juice to change the steel, and tanpan coloring. The outcomes produce components that exactly like their real-world equivalents. Every tarnished and wrinkled leaf and stem displays a vibrant spectrum of organic colors together with subtly golden highlights.
Suzuki makes a variety of steel plants, not just sculptures of daisies. My Contemporary Met quotes him as saying, “I am more fascinated in the condition of flowers that change and live each day in environment than in the look of plants themselves.” Flowers bloom, then quickly change from full bloom to bud, leaf, color, then wither. The branches sway and dance in the wind, while petals and decaying leaves spin in the air like circus performers. The designer continues, “Nature’s ever-changing look is not like a moment, it is quite lovely, thus I am fascinated by the secrets of existence.”
Take a look at Suzuki’s amazing flower statues above, and visit his webpage for more of his work.
Every component is cut out of silver, copper, or bass.
Suzuki uses chemical reactions including rusting, sulfurization, and oxidation to colour his statues.
The sculptor wants to inspire people to value “flowers by the highway” with his realistic creations.
Suzuki does works that are influenced by different flowers and leaves when he is not carving daffodils.