These architectural sculptures are made from real dandelions (tanpopo, in Japanese) by Japanese artist Yusuke Aonuma .
– Aonuma begins by harvesting the dandelions and drying them (…) He then “plants” them upright in acrylic slabs to form three-dimensional geometric and architectural shapes. – via spoon-tamago
Aonuma titled his exhibition in Tokyo, “Iki wo tateru” (息を立てる), which roughly translates as “to breath”. The Japanese artist encouraged visitors to gently breath on the over 50 different slabs of dandelion fluff sculptures as a way of visualizing that they were real and standing upright.