Flowerslush, beautiful and ethereal. Huge, full blooms never get old. Japanese artist Yutaka Kitamura created time-lapse videos that capture the twist, shake and bounce of each flower as it blossomssomething impossible to observe at normal speed. Part of a collaborative art project entitled “Touched by Strangers,” the hypnotizing images depict the movement of individual petals unfurling, as they open up to reveal the stamen and pistil. It’s nature’s striptease.
Words by L. Kimberly Leung