JAPANESE FLORAL AESTHETICS

#ikebana #wabisabi #stelleruk #seewhatisee

The feeling...

I always like using a sense of abundance and colour in my work but I also have to connect to a calmer simplicity at times... I love the Japanese aesthetic principles, particularly wabi sabi, and as I have been working on a sponsored Instagram project this week using Japanese food...

..I have also completely fallen in love with the book illustrated by Florence du Cane which I recently borrowed from The London Library ( you can see more of it here )

Florence du Cane’s illustrations... have such a quiet, asymetric and simple beauty...

I wanted to explore editing my images in a slightly different way to give the photographs the sense of calm...

I have inherited many of my Grandma’s ikebana ceramic vessels, metal frogs and ikebana snips…

I picked a small amount from the garden to create a reflection of the season as well as a sense of calm…

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I always think that I’ve picked very little from the garden but then when I work on an ikebana inspired arrangement I always find that I have way too much...I love how the plants lead the way; they undeniably know what’s aesthetically best!

More at www.5ftinf.com

www.instagram.com/5ftinf & My Japanese Pinterest board

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