Art + Botany: Rice Paddy Illustrations

February 12, 2011
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For the past nearly two decades, a small village in Japan has been perfecting a new art form: rice paddy art. It's a hybrid of traditional illustration and farming, made possible with modern technology and new colors of rice plants. Emerging as the plants grow, the images in Inkadate's rice paddies include historic landscapes and figures, contemporary television characters, and at least one face with international appeal (for example, the "Mona Riza" in 2003).