Japanese Flower Arrangement

Ikebana adds elegance

Wanting to do something special for Chris Maslow’s solo exhibit “Still Motion” at Art Gallery of Viera, I wandered through my garden looking for inspiration.  What I found was a loropetalum in need of some pruning.  I cut quite a few  long branches and took them inside to soak (condition) in water.  I knew I had a container that was the perfect color match, so all I needed now was some flowers.  A quick trip to Publix and I had these lovely, large mums and a stunning color combination.
Japanese flower arranging is based on line and the key is simplicity.  Some thoughtful clipping resulted in this artful design that allows the water to show and leaves room “for the birds to fly through”.  Both of these aspects are highly desirable in the Sogetsu school.