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Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Embrace



It's always amazing what one can do with old vines found during a walk in the forest. Of course, there is considerable manipulation of the material before it expresses what you want. The founder of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, Sofu Teshigahara, said, "Capturing nature means making nature into something of your own....one takes a piece of nature and adds something that was not there. This is what creation in Ikebana means."

4 comments:

The Fern and Mossery said...

wonderful.

Baiko and JW said...

Many thanks for your kind comment.

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KathrynAntyr said...

Your site truly is inspiring. I'll be back as I continue my study of Ikebana. I'm only on book one (Sogetsu school) and I've made only 11 arrangements but I'm hooked. Seeing your work is showing me the possibilities. http://www.collagediva.com