Friday, 8 November 2013

More Cala - Curved and Intertwined


Flowers only, Curved lines, two containers
Ishu-ike, freestyle, moribana.

This blog post contains a few more Cala designs using the stems to create lines. The idea here is to connect two containers with curved and intertwined lines.


Flowers only, intertwining, two containers, curved lines.
Ishu-ike, abstract freestyle, moribana.

The stems were a bit too fresh for intertwining exercises. They get more flexible when they've been sitting around for a while. Even so, both my teacher and I were satisfied with the result. It was a good exercise to create as many different arrangements as possible with the same material.

Klick here if you want to see more Cala designs and read the first blog post in this short series.


Flowers only, intertwining, two containers, curved lines.
Ishu-ike, abstract freestyle, moribana.

2 comments:

Christopher James said...

Dear Lennart,
I love all your ikebana with the calla lilies. It is a great exercise to re-use materials to explore the different expressions that you can achieve. Mr Umemura told us recently that to create tighter curves in lily stems first to curve them by pulling them through our hands, leave them overnight in water to make them firm again. Then repeat the curving process.

Regards,
Christopher

Stephen Coler said...

I loved looking at both of your posts with the calla lilies. Using only one material can be difficult to achieve a balance within the arrangement, but all of them were beautiful! I especially liked the orange color of the calla lilies. It made it feel very fall like.

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