The Mechanical Bonsai Paintings of Mai Inoue www.spoon-tamago.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1¬†week ago in Art & Culture

At the age of 24, Mai Inoue creates paintings that look like they could have been painted by her great grandparents. Her subject matter are bonsai: the Japanese art form of pruning and cultivating small trees (commonly a hobby of seniors) that itself dates back thousands of years. And her paintings appear to be made on aged parchment paper. But these are definitely not your grandparents bonsai.