Drawing for Bonsai Series
AIBA loved to play bonsai making and HO railway model since his elementary age. He was not only making, but also playing with his imaginary trip using his lilliput eyes. AIBA’s creativity comes from the question ” If I were lylliput…” A small branch grows up a giant tree. A rock becomes a huge rock island. These Bonsai series are origin of his creativity. Bonsai was originally born in Heian era in Japan (794-1185) and reflect the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of expressing the magnificence of natures in a small potted plant. However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of AIBA’s Bonsai series contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.
Safari Gamelodge Gareden
The world restaurant “Safari Gamelodge Garden” is the ultimate, with a Savannah environment of several thousand squares meter encompassing the rhythm of the animals and the breathing of the forest. It also includes whole ancient trees embedded in a giant rock base, forming tree house restaurants, cottages, spas, and lodges, a party garden, and even a playground. The detailed design, which gives no hints of its man-made origin, allows the many carnivorous and herbivorous creatures within to live in a stress-free environment, providing a true representation of the wild. In the tree houses and other areas, the gaze of the animals can be felt, and photography at extremely close proximity is also possible. On the top level of the tree house is a single suite house. This suite is known as the “Eduze iZulu”, Zulu for “Close to the Sky”, and is practically a miniature hotel in which only one group can stay per day, or 365 groups per year.