This is not always my favourite theme because I feel the work can become either over-crowded or even ‘crafty’ looking, which I am sure is not what is intended
My overall style for Sogetsu Ikebana tends to err on the side of ‘less is more’. I feel the open spaces within an arrangement are so important – ‘what you don’t see (the space- no positive element) is equally as important as what you do see (the material)’. Also, when there is space within the arrangement this allows for shadows to give another dimension to the work.
This work was inspired by the bushfires were experienced last summer – the red rope representing the hungry fire leaving a trail of burnt Banksia. The shadows created by the rope, which stands out from the work gives an eerie feeling and silence to the work