Takanori Aiba is a Japanese artist who, as his website phrases it, “put his mind to create three dimensional art works which combines his knowledge and experience of both maze illustrator and architect.” Using items like bonsai trees and a small statue of the Michelin Man, Aiba has created detailed little worlds that are fascinating to explore. Aiba explains: “These works make use of an aerial perspective, which like the diagram for a maze shows the whole from above (the macro view) while including minute details (the micro view). If you explore any small part of my works, you find amazing stories and some unique characters.”
Here are a couple of examples of his work. More amazing, and detailed, photos are available at the artist’s website. Thanks to The Ebert Club Newsletter for spreading the word on Mr. Aiba.