05 March 2012

Treehouses - Redux

One of my most popular postings has proven to be the one titled Treehouse Daydreams.  I love that this idea of living in a tree is such a happy fantasy for so  many! 

Mr. Aiba 

The astoundingly detailed and imaginative work of sculptor Takanori Aiba has been making the rounds of the Internets of late.  His Flickr profiles says this about him:
TAKANORI AIBA was born in 1953 in Yokohama, Japan. Studied Japanese traditional textiles and dyed clothing in Tokyo Zokei University. Built a first career as a freelance maze illustrator since 1978. His maze works were serialized in "POPYE", Japanese fashion magazine for 10 years. Founded his own company, "Graphics and Designing Inc.", in 1981. Expand a range of his career to a concept maker and art director for architectural spaces. Total production of "Shin Yokohama Chinese Noodle Museum", "Muse Du Petit Prince De Saint Exupery A Hakone", "NINJA AKASAKA" were one of his major works.
Since, 2003, He put his mind to create three dimensional art works which combines his knowledge and experience of both maze illustrator and architect. On September, 2010, He had a solo exhibition, "Adventures of the Eyes" at Kakiden Gallery, Tokyo Japan with his works.

I am pleased to promote his work to you all. These images are all from his Flickr page; more can be found there. His website is here.

TAKANORI AIBA: Sculpture with Photo Collage

TAKANORI AIBA: Sculpture with Photo Collage


  1. These are great! Thanks for sharing this artist's work.

  2. The bottom one reminds me of "Treetown" in James Gurney's first _Dintotopia_ book. Man, I'd overcome my fear of heights to live there! :-)

  3. Very nice! I'd love to live in one of those! Now the bottom one may just give me enough room for all my stuff.

  4. Stuff is definitely a problem here as well! We keep saying we need "just one more room" for it all! (Mostly books and art-making supplies, in our case.) Talk about a #firstworldproblem! ;-)


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