Thursday, January 21, 2010

Self-made Container using PVC pipes

Those were self -made containers by Leticia Chen, former student, now the Ikebana teacher of Ms. Lin. Using different size and length of PVC pipes, she creates different shapes of containers. It is beautiful, but needs a lot of work. In the class, she demonstrates how to assemble pipes to form containers. She used the containers to arrange flowers to complete the compositions. (1-19-2010)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Using Both Fresh and Unconventional Materials

"Unconventional Material" means anything other than fresh plant materials, but dried, colored,and other materials which are made by processing originally fresh plants are not included. You can use paper, pebbles,steel,plastic, household commodities,or something seen in daily life. It is important that the combination of both material should be harmonized. As long as you keep in mind that the "Unconventional Materials" are also being"Arranged". In this composition, I used the plastic tube with a strong impact, spiraling on bamboo. (1-05-10)

Composition of Surfaces by Using Leaves

Finally, I got passed to this composition. It is hard to catch the meaning of this lesson last time. My teacher want me to make some additional works on them. In this lesson,either use a limited number of large leaves or gather a lot of small leaves as wished. The leaves do not have to be placed all facing forward,but can be put together or overlapped. Make a composition freely.(1-05-2010)