Monday, 21 May 2012

Two Articles on Ikebana

My blogger friend Christopher in Australia posted two articles on ikebana that I'd like to share with you. The articles focuses on two elements that distinguish ikebana from Western flower arranging: The creation of space and the emphasis on asymmetry.

Both articles can be read online:


Cristina M. said...

Thank you for sharing these two articles. They are very inspiring and a great reminder to us (Westerners) about the depth there is behind Ikebana. The lessons for design from Ikebana are so true and I can see I often forget the importance of space in my designs. Great reading and thinking!

nordic lotus said...

Thanks for taking time to comment Cristina. I agree with you that it's easy to overlook the importance of space, both in ikebana and in our own lives. We need to allow ourselves time to take a second look to see that there is enough of it.

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