Ikebana arrangements to be viewed from above
This week in class, we created ikebana arrangements to be viewed from above. Join our weekly study group to learn more about ikebana flower arranging.
What to consider when making arrangements to be viewed from above?
1. The arrangements need to look good from above, but also consider if there are other angles that people will be viewing the arrangement from and ensure that the arrangement still looks good from other viewpoints.
2. Many flat flowers suit this arrangement well for example Dahlias, chrysanthemums, gerberas, sunflowers etc. These flowers work very well because their best viewpoint is naturally from above.
3. The water is often a key feature in this arrangement, so ensure that it is clean and beautiful.
Example Arrangement from Ikebana Class
This arrangement was made by one of the students who used the flowers massed in a bowl to create a moss like cover. There is a kenzan in this vase holding the flowers in place. The flowers were not so obvious from the side view, but as the viewer moves closer and looks at the arrangement from above, they can then appreciate the full beauty of the flowers. This arrangement has even caught the attention of the cat, who is drawn in to enjoy the view.
A lovely example of this style. Simple and elegant.
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