Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Free style ikebana

I love ikebana - the type of thinking involved does not come easily to me - I spend a lot of time in class thinking and consulting with my teacher Kyoko turning materials this way and that to find the perfect position for elements.   

Last night she provided some beautiful sweeping branches and we created arrangements with them.  I liked the idea of the branch floating above the container and worked with Kyoko on mechanics to make that happen.  The horizontal aspedistra leaves enhance the floating aspects of this piece and the tulip and brezillia berries give it some stability.

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