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Visual  Artist

MARY
WALLACE

    

 
IKEBANA

In 2018 I began a new body of work 'Sakura' meaning cherry blossom.  Bringing the beauty of nature to my kintsugi bowls.  Fascinated by cherry blossoms ever since I was a little girl I anticipate their arrival each year.  These delicate and ephemeral flowers, deeply imbued with symbolism and meaning, represent fragility, resilience, beauty and the preciousness of life.  Such attributes sit easily with the principles of wabisabi.

Now I am also looking at native Irish trees,especially the ones that blossom or display catkins on bare branches like hazel and willow. The elegance of Japanese pottery meets the Irish landscape... to create an East West fusion in a subtle and charming way.

There's a myriad of trees that bloom here in Ireland - not only cherry but apple, pear, peach, plum, damson, hawthorn, whitethorn, blackthorn... and many, many more.  I like the idea of bringing this new element into my work.  I also enjoy researching the symbolic meaning and mythical stories around trees.  Having a story holds an extra dimension to connect with a painting – for the artist and the viewer.

Ikebana  the Japanese art of arranging blossoms, branches, leaves and stems -  which aims to bring out their inner qualities and express emotion.

At any given time I have paintings in various stages of readiness. Let me know if there is a particular blossom or colour combination which appeals to you .

Details for all paintings in this collection


Mixed Media - Beeswax, pigments, gold
Dimensions 30 x 30cm
€520

 








Smeara Dhubha
Blackberries
 
Mogoir Rois
Roships

Sceach Gheal
Hawthorn
€520

Ceannbhan Bog

Bog Cotton


Deora De
Fuchsia
€520






   SAKURA III ©
   Mixed Media - Beeswax, pigments, gold
   Dimensions 30 x 30cm
   €520

Sailchearnach

Pussy Willow

€520


UME NO HANA III ©
Mixed Media - Beeswax, pigments, gold
Dimensions 30 x 30cm
€520

MOMO NO HANA ©

SAKURA ©                                                 
 
SAKURA II ©        
      APURIKOTTO NO HANA  ©              
 
Mimosa ©









   Caitín Coill ©