Seed dispersal, rooting, growing, blooming, pollinating, growing anew… the life cycle of flowers is wordlessly explained by Tokyo-based botanical artist Azuma Makoto in “Story of Flowers”.
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“Story of Flowers” shows the stages of botanical growth in beautifully animated pictures. Illustrated by Katie Scott, animated by James Paulley, and directed by Azuma Makoto, the story depicts the interconnected networks within an ecosystem and is shot through a mesmerising macro view of nature’s cycles – where we see the changes from day to night, and from sunshine to rain and wind, that all give plants a helping hand along the way.
View the video below to be taken on the “Story of Flowers” journey; as the bumblebee pollinates a pistil, the rain falls and the petals drop to the plants releasing their seeds, causing the seeds to be embedded in the soil that’s being fertilised by micro-organisms, only for the cycle to begin again.
Just as permaculture shows us, “Story of Flowers” shares the same wisdom that nature offers us about the idea of permanence not being about staying the same but actually being about creating sustainable, regenerative systems.