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The Fruit of the Loop

Ikebana summer course 2013: Straight and curved lines. Apple tree and giant knotweed in a smoke blue glass container.

Teacher: Ranka

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Cherry Smoothies

Ikebana summer course, day 5: Pre-ordered works for an art exhibition opening. My twin vases were inspired by cotton candy frosted cherry milkshake on a hot summer day.

Teacher: Ranka

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Theater of Tragedy

Ikebana summer course, day 5: Skulls sizing each other up over some hosta leaves and a white chrysanthemum. The two faces remind me of the common symbol for theater – a happy face and a tragic face. They say skulls always carry a grin.

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The Da Vinci Code

Ikebana summer course, day 5: Outdoor team work with giant knotweed – a material as close to bamboo as it gets – as material. We split into pairs and everyone created geometrical shapes, which were later combined.

Teacher: Ranka

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Vases in Several Styles

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Ikebana summer course, day 5: Using several containers in an arrangement. I chose to focus on black, yellow and brown. The shapes have something in common: they are all either round or fuzzy. The bigger one of the two pine cones is a dear souvenir from the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Teacher: Ranka

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Yellow River

Ikebana summer course 2013, day 5: A boat to China. This work was on display at our course exhibition. One of the visitors said that this piece was her favourite, because it brought up emotions and feelings about Asia, China and Japan in particular. She said this arrangement was like a boat that takes the viewer into China. Hop onboard and sail away…

Teacher: Ranka

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Tribal Mask

Ikebana summer course 2013: A bundle of airy grass hangs loosely above some yellow flowers. The composition has been arranged into a turquoise green wooden container.

Teacher: Ranka

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