Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ikebana & Origami


Enjoyed this demonstration and show of local ikebana school and origami. The man who makes the paper jewelry, is a multi-talented artist, who sculpted the bowl (no glue or adhesives; just folded water-colored paper) and it was purchased by my sister-in-law.

The ikebana demonstration both demystified the process (start with three elements and place them in such-and-such proportions at 15/45/and 75 degree angles) BUT THEN mystified it again with some of the more subtle and not-so-subtle rules for these seemingly simplistic creations. Sometimes the vases and vessels are just as interesting as the flowers themselves.
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