Tuesday, March 25, 2008

'The Dutch Tulip'

Those of you who have visited this blog know me by my Japanese name 'Baiko' (Plum Blossom) which the Sogetsu School gave me when I was awarded the title 'Sensei' or Master.

But, for my American father-in-law, I am and will always be 'The Dutch Tulip' because I hail from Holland and love to work with this symbol of my country.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Magical Music

Often it seems that music is everywhere we go. But not exclusively in the natural sounds that fuse into spontaneous symphonies. This work is inspired by a piece of vegetation found on a recent hike which uncannily resembles a musical notation. Or an instrument? JW says this piece reminds him of an angel's harp.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A New Sculpture

JW and I are always on the prowl for new material for my Ikebana Art. During a hike in the mountains last week, we came across a plough lying abandoned next to a deserted manor house. I've manipulated these rusty iron parts into a sculpture which provides a stark setting for this delicate camellia.