Architecture in Ikebana
Written by Margaret Hall
Today’s lesson was to channel a famous piece of architecture, not to depict it literally but to use some feature of the landmark to make it recognisable, yet it is still within the Sogetsu principles, still to make an arrangement.
As you can see, some are more literal than others, sometimes the architecture is not represented at all, but have some feature of the place. For eg. Angkor Wat – the huge pool with tropical plants that surrounds it, or Kinkaku-Ji with moss beds and weeping golden trees.
Word from Sandy Marker: unfortunately I was not at this lesson, it looked both challenging and lots of fun and it is something I will try in my own time.