Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ikebana lessons 10/22/2009

(1), (2) Sandy. The first picture shows the shin as the magnolia branch pointing upward. Chinese berries naturally drops as a counter balancing element. When the shin was removed, the dynamic in the arrangement changed. The whole arrangement becomes an horizontal/hanging style. Chinese berries evolve from jushi of Shin in picture (1) to shin itself in picture (2). This is a typical example in ikebana that a small change in composition can make a drastic change in total effect. Pay attention to such changes.

(3) Momoe (4) Janelle
Again, same materials, different arrangements.

(5) Wei. One material (magnolia)

(6) Sandy. Intertwine, queen palm leaves, bouganvilla, iron stand

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