Artist Makoto Azuma encases fresh flowers in ice for his latest installation

Botanic artist Makoto Azuma has added a completely new spin on the concept of 'putting it on ice'. These stunning images show a range of exotic flowers encapsulated in ice to preserve and present new characteristics, which might have otherwise been overlooked.

A former rock star with his famous blonde head of hair, Azuma has spent the past 20 years perfecting the art of floral design. He has taken floral experimentation to a whole new level – he once propelled a bonsai tree into space.

This particular set of works was exhibited in Japan last week but, due to the nature of the material, was only temporary. To see more from Azuma, click here.