This weeks post is brought to you via the kindness of friends. Flower friends are the best.
Ideally, I would have told you about this before it took place, so that you could have made plans to see it. Ideally, I would have known about it as well, and would have been able to check it out. I just started a new job that takes up so much of my time, that this was not even on my radar. Thankfully, one of my flower mentors (Sarah) did know about it, went to see it, and she sent me the following note:
I went to the Torpedo Factory (on the waterfront in old town Alexandria, VA) this AM to take in the Ikebana Art Exhibit featuring the Sogetsu school. It is the most modern of the schools and so just about anything goes.
I was told that the arrangers were allowed to pick a container from any of the artists’ galleries at the TF. Then they chose a painting. Then picked out the flowers etc. that would draw the two together. It was amazing.”
Even nicer than that, she graciously shared the following pictures. They were too nice not to share with all of you, so enjoy, marvel and make a note for next year!
As an added bonus, here is a video clip:
Thanks Sarah for sending me these great photo’s!
Not sure what Ikebana is? Check out this website to learn more: http://www.ikebanahq.org/whatis.php