Image courtesy of Frantic Gallery
Macoto Murayama diagrams flowers. He buys his specimens from flower stands or collects them from the roadside. Murayama carefully dissects each flower, removing its petals, anther, stigma and ovaries with a scalpel. He studies the separate parts of the flower under a magnifying glass and then sketches and photographs them.
Using 3D computer graphics software, the artist then creates models of the full blossom as well as of the stigma, sepals and other parts of the bloom. He cleans up his composition and adds measurements and annotations so that, in the end, he has created nothing short of a botanical blueprint.