Metallic Flowers Are Made Into Animal Sculptures
Japanese artist Taiichiro Yoshida makes use of conventional metalworking techniques to create flower-encrusted animal sculptures made out of bronze, copper, and silver. In Japan, the traditional craft of decorative hot metalworking started someday in the course of the fourth century, and it’s a talent that has been handed down through generations of craftsman. The method includes carefully beating of the new metallic into a malleable medium that may then be moulded into intricate motifs.
Yoshida’s impressively detailed works include squirrels, pigs, birds and macaques—also referred to as snow monkeys. He typically incorporates artifacts from the animal he’s modeling, such as skulls or feathers and covers the remainder of the physique in delicate metallic flowers, forming the suggestion that nature is beginning to reclaim it.
Every bit begins as a plasticine base to which he provides the flowers—a few of that are Japanese cultural symbols. Yoshida makes use of pure metals present in nature, which mirror the themes of his artwork. His sculptures typically features 5 distinctive colors—white, black, pinkish-red, copper brown, and a blue-green copper patina—each of which are achieved by cooling the heated metal at particular levels. The outcomes are stunning!