Sunday, 29 March 2009
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to watch a tea ceremony in Ryo Yamada's Tea House installation at Steen & Strøm Magasin in Oslo. Urasenke tea master Svein Westad from Kongsberg demonstrated the whole ceremony, that could be watched through the cardboard pipes of the installation.
Friday, 27 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
This is the result of a playful practice with the goal to see a material with new eyes by taking it apart, study it, and put it together in new ways. To make it more challenging I desided to limit the task to Ishu-ike arrangements (arrangement with only one material).
Featuring petal, pistil and stamens.
Focusing on the shape of the Lily leaves.
The stems in their own rigth, with the leaves bunched up.
Resting on the stem crotches.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
My ikebana teacher Lisbeth Lerum has been working really hard preparing for the Japan Days this year. The ikebana part of the exhibitions is taking place in Steen & Strøm department store until March 28, and in Oslo Town Hall from April 16 to April 23.
The theme for this years exhibition is "Beauty and Magic".
Kimino window by Lisbeth Lerum.
Avant garde ikebana window by Lisbeth Lerum.
Sunday, 8 March 2009
The shape of the container is the starting point of this weeks arrangements. A fun excercise in playfulness.
Ceramic vase with Maranta(?) leaves, Gerbera and dry material.
Ceramic vase with Strelitzia leaf, Clivia leaf, Cherry branch and Cala lily.
Boat shaped porcelain container with Clivia leaves and pink Lily.