Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging
blossoms, branches, leaves and stems - which aims to bring out their
inner qualities and express emotion.
Here I am bringing the beauty of nature to my kintsugi bowls. It began with Sakura - cherry blossoms: 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 wabi sabi.
Then I introduced 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.
Details for all paintings in this collection
Mixed Media - Beeswax, pigments, gold Dimensions 30 x 30cm