Hereby the timelapse video of the Christmas decoration, we posted in the previous post.
In a previous video you could see the preparation of our ikebana art for the Sogetsu exhibtion in Zoetermeer last weekend. This is the final result.
Ilse Beunen and Gerda Matthees made an arrangement for the Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.
This is the preparation of the arrangement.
Video: Gerrit van der Werf
Ikebana: Ilse Beunen and Gerda Matthees
Jetse Floralia 2014
The Sint Pieters Church of Jette nearby Brussels is a gothic church which needs some repairs and restauration, but it is a beautiful and very light church. For several years in a row Pastor Dirk succeeds in getting together a bunch of volunteers and florists for the Jetse Floralia. By putting the church in flowers he reaches a lot of people who otherwise would never enter a church.
Just like last year Ilse Beunen together with her students Monique Bogaerts and Tine Van Tendeloo created ikebana installations around the organ and the statue of Sint-Pieter.
The organ has historical and artistic value, it was built in 1898 by the famous company "Van Bever" and has about 1800 pipes. During previous editions of the Jetse floralia the famous organist, Stijn Hanssens, complained that everybody forgot about the organ. This is the thirth year an installation is made around the organ. Let us know what you think.
In Ikebana the vase is just as important as the plant material you use. Each Ikebana piece is a unit formed of flowers and vase. The form, color, dimensions, and texture of the vase are all considered when selecting appropriate greenery and materials.
In principle, anything containing water can be used to create a floral piece in Ikebana. The challenge lies in harmonizing flowers and vase so as to create a fitting piece each time. The most common materials used to make vases are glass, clay, plastic, lacquered materials. In Europe you find a large range of glazed vases. However, these are often not suitable for beginners when creating traditional Ikebana pieces.
Cleaning up the Blog and thinking about some subject to write I found some topics in concept that were forgotten. The following arrangement is made last year somewhere between spring and summer.
One of the subjects from study book 4 is a variety of materials. When students finish their study books, most don't try it again because they find it to wild, stressful and messy.... all excuses for not trying it again.
But I think because of the recent nice weather Monique was inspired to try one of the subjects she finds difficult, and I think she did a wonderful job.