This Is What Happens When You Encase Flowers In Giant Cubes Of Ice

January 21, 2015 4:18 PM

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This Is What Happens When You Encase Flowers In Giant Cubes Of Ice

For centuries, flowers have appeared in art as manifestations of Memento Mori, a Latin phrase that translates to "remember (that you have) to die." Artists from Philippe de Champaigne to Adriaen van Utrecht have incorporated plantlife in various states of decay to mirror the ephemeral nature of our fleshly bodies. Flowers, with their vibrant appearance and brief lifespan, perfectly embody the intense, exquisite and all too transitory nature of our mortal life.

Unless, of course, you freeze them in a giant block of ice, like artist Asuma Makoto.

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