Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Reflections on Water

"Reflexion", arrangement without kenzan, straight lines and mass.
Grass, Agapanthus, Baby's Breath.
Sogetsu plastic container by Hiroshi Teshigahara.

Water is always an important element in an ikebana arrangement, and even more so in the hot summer season. Water gives a feeling of calmness and freshness. It's cooling and relaxing.

I'll be presenting three more arrangements from the ikebana exhibition at Oslo Rose Days, with "water" as the theme of the arrangements.

This first one, "Reflexion", works on the contrast between the curving lines of the blue container and the straight lines of the manipulated grass straws. This is an abstract interpretation of the blitzing reflections that sometimes appears when bright sunlight hits a water surface. With the airy mass of blue and white flowers I also wanted to grasp the sky that reflects in the water and the calm feeling that comes from watching water surfaces.

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