Raku Inoue Makes Animals From Flowers

Raku Inoue is an artist famous for turning flower petals and other plant parts into paintings of various insects and animals. One of his recent works portrays a Caribbean flamingo who became disabled after running into a hotel window. Inoue’s painting is an homage to the brave bird and a celebration of his life.

“Recently @jasperdoest released a series of photographic journal on @natgeo on Bob: a Caribbean flamingo who became an ambassador for the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben(FDOC) after he was disabilited when he flew into a hotel window,” he wrote on Instagram next to the flamingo photo.

You can see more of his work below and follow his Insta page for more work in the future.