|ˌɪkɪˈbɑːnə| noun [ mass noun ] the art of Japanese flower arrangement, with formal display according to strict rules.
ORIGIN Japanese, literally ‘living flowers’, from ikeru ‘keep alive’ + hana ‘flower’.
The symbol for Shinto is a gate.
To me it appears as an harmonious balance. Not really a mirror reflection, yet still symmetrical.
So I went walking, looking for Shinto symbols (of symmetry and balance) in doorways of buildings in my local area.
Thoughtfully wrapped juicy baby succulents from a far away friendly home.
Electric blue and aqua pots (cleaned of spider webs to enhance their colours).
Electric Blue is an energy field, a colour vibration, an attitude, a way of being.
Via latin from greek – zephuros – god of the west wind.
Photography by Bertha Bazerka.
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Went walking, looking kinda carefully for…
Title: “Always I Win” Matilda
Medium: acrylic paint on paper
Size: 330mm x 200mm
Description: preparation for painting the flowers and Matilda portraits on the ‘Love Raises Matilda’s Head’ canvas.
Sketching the Bird of Paradise flowers (from the Matilda collage made from photographs) I am identifying simple forms, paying attention to backgrounds, shadows, directional lines.