Azuma Makoto entered the flower business with a bang in 2002. The owner of haute couture floral shop Jardins des Fleurs in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo, has been better known as a flower artist since 2005. Over a two year period, from 2007 to 2009, he ran a private gallery in Tokyo in order to exhibit his own work. Afterwards, he established an experimental floral laboratory called AMKK: Azuma Makoto Kaju Kenkyusho, which means Azumo Makoto Botanical Research Institute, and ever since, he's focussed on developing his art activities with plants and flowers. The exhibition Iced Flowers is a good example of this.
See more of his work at www.azumamakoto.com.