Sunday, October 26, 2008

Shoulders Vase

Another experimental piece.

I think flower vases that are heads etc. are very amusing. One day, I'm going to try one. But in the meantime, I thought I'd try shoulders first.

Rather tricky, constructing something that is so constricted and narrow, but I like the result. I have yet to put anything in it.

Years ago when I lived in Japan, I earned 3 certificates from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in Tokyo.

My class were able to go to the headquarters of Sogetsu to see a fabulous show that included a giant rain-forest log arrangement.

It was about 15 feet long. Absolutely stunning. Sogetsu style is an avant guard approach to ikebana. Well, tackling a log would give you a clue.


Patricia Griffin said...

Interesting form. I really like it. The feet help to elevate it and look like abstracted arms coming off of the shoulders... I've enjoyed reading your past posts. Thanks!

Linda Starr said...

What a great form your shoulder vase is. I love ikebana, but hadn't heard of sogetsu, I'll be reading about it tonight. thanks.