IKEBANA, the art of floral
arranging, is one of Japan's traditional arts dating back
over thirteen hundred years.
Throughout its history, many schools of Ikebana have evolved
(formal and informal), each with its own prescribed set of
rules of design and containers.
In its basic form, an Ikebana arrangement follows a fixed
pattern - a triangle of three points representing Heaven,
Earth and Man.
Emphasis is placed on linear perfection, color harmony,
space and form. An Ikebana arrangement usually makes use of
the plant material of the current season, and often
incorporates all stages of a flower - bud, open, and fading,
reflecting the stages of life itself. Flower arranging is an
art, a meditation, a way to self exploration and
realization. Arrangements have traditionally been used in
worship, in the tea ceremony, and in the home.
The pots represented below are my interpretations of ikebana
vessels. Please contact me for
more information on these pieces.
More vase forms can be viewed on my regular Gallery page. (click