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Archive for March, 2013

Snow White

 

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Flowers red as blood, suiban black as ebony, and baby’s breath white as snow… Mirror, mirror on the water…

Teacher: Shunran

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IMG_5916A Flow of Air

The elegant Japanese yew branch is fanning the fresh scent of the eucalyptus in the direction of the royal golden orange freesias.

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Windswept

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A technical practice : a light piece of work made of dry materials, standing on its own three legs. Teacher: Shunran

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Yellow Pond

Something simple to cover a lone green orchid

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Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Seen from another angle

Seen from another angle

 

My original plan was to build something lower in an oval shape, but the basket I had spraypainted and particularly prepared for this occasion still smelled of fresh paint, so I exchanged the container for this glass vase, which can hold and balance this conical high-rise composition. The main flower is a light green orchid, and the other flowers display my grandmother’s favourite colour, violet, excluding the lighter accent tones. Most of the greens are visible inside the glass vase hiding the root – together with some wrinkled cellophane – but I have also used some torn aspidistra leaves at the bottom to volumize the shape. My grandmother turned 90 and threw a party where this arrangement was eventually taken. Happy birthday!

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Spring Illusion

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Mid-winter peonies! The sambucus branches started budding when taken indoors to warm up.

Teacher: Shunran

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Blue Aquarelle

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These violet blue anemones found company in a beautiful hand-made ceramic suiban. The branch is pushing out some of the first greens of this spring. There is still a high wall of snow outside.
Teacher: Shunran

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