Modern Ikebana uses a lot of odd materials. I sometimes feel that it is difficult to loose the old situation or function of things that are re-used in an arrangement, and that can be disturbing. Usually one will have to work a bit with the material for it to come trough as pure form and colour. If one succeeds the result can be a great sculptural effect to the arrangement.
It's fun to play with waste materials, and it's really "ikebana" too - taking things a part and giving them new life.
Scrap metal and Calla
Black wooden containers, electrical wire and Calla