Saturday, April 11, 2009
Ikebana lessons 04/10/2009
(1), (2) Kelly: No. 7 and No. 8 variations
(3) Sandy, No. 8 variation
Kelly's No. 8 variation is the combination of Basic slanting and No. 4 upright. Sandy's No. 8 is the combination of basic slanting and No. 2 upright. In both cases, the upright part is placed behind the slanting part.
Studying No. 8 variation prepares us for large scale free style. In No. 8 variation, we have two shins and two hikaes (at least, soe can be left out from time to time.) How to bring them into harmony, visually not competing each other, or departing each other, we need to move two parts to different placements and observe which composition is the best. Don't be afraid to set them apart, or bring them close. Watch closely, why certain placements work and others don't work.
(4) Wei: Mass expression