How To Put A Tiny Tree In A Fish Tank And Call It Art

The Japanese art of Bonsai propagation has endured for more than a thousand years, though never quite like this. Botanical artist Makoto Azuma has combined modern technology with an ancient practice to create this impressive submerged specimen.

Azuma first adorned a dead Juniper branch with live java moss to simulate leaves, then sunk the "tree" into a clear acrylic tank equipped with LED lights, a hydroponic system and CO2 pump to keep the moss thriving, as well as a filter to prevent algae and bacterial growth to a minimum.

[Spoon and Tomago, Colossal]

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