(Feature image courtesy of the artist’s tumblr.)
Based out of the northern city of Sapporo in Japan, freelance illustrator and artist Baku Maeda manages to see different perspectives in nature. Often with a bit of quirky humor, his interventions in the natural order of things can appear jarring when compared to their surroundings, yet are still pleasant in a symmetrical kind of way.
His latest project, ‘Bit Leaves’, is a series of images featuring clipped and squared flowers and leaves. While it can earn a bit of a chuckle from anyone who grew up playing pixelated video games or from someone who is a fan of Minecraft, there is something almost soothing about seeing such geometric shapes in the middle of the great outdoors.