Misako Inaoka is an artist in the bay area that works with the ideas of what we consider natural and artificial. The animals, plants and environments that she creates are a gorgeous blend of organic and plastic. Here's a bit of her statement describing her process:
To arouse notions of existence and coexistence, I construct environments that are rooted in the reality of vanishing species and mutating nature. My minuscule sculptures and site-specific installations force viewers to focus on small details and to take a harder look at their surroundings. My world is not a creation of total imagination, but is a hybrid of the artificial and the actual.