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My arrangement at the Ranka ikebana exhibition at Gallery Mafka & Alakoski 28.2.-3.3.2019.

Theme: self designed, hand-blown glass vases created in cooperation with Finnish glass artists Marja Hepo-Aho & Kari Alakoski

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Blue in a Basket

Bright blue hydrangea, typha leaf and anthriscus sylvestris in a tall Japanese basket. I practiced bending circular shapes from the leaves. Made on my ikebana summer course in July 2013.

Teacher: Ranka

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Saffron Mocha

Saffron and mocha represent some of the colours in this piece, which was depicted in one of the heretofore unposted pictures from my ikebana summer course. I practiced both vertical mass and weaving, but mostly this was just free expression with garden plant materials: rudbeckia hirta and typha wrapped inside a veneer ornament.

Teacher: Ranka

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The Thin Pink Line

This photo was a surplus from last year’s summer course materials. I had forgotten to post this earlier, so here it is: a simple linear composition with a single pink peony and a typha leaf. They stand in a low-edged grey container, which is filled with lichen.

Teacher: Ranka

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Le Jardiste

The seasonal green materials are slightly bent towards imitating the shape of the o container.

This work is on show at our current exhibition.
http://www.vantaanseurakunnat.fi/fi/toiminta/korson-seurakunta/tapahtumakalenteri/ikebana-japanilaisen-kukkienasettelutaiteen-nayttely

Teacher: Shunran

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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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