Friday, May 1, 2009

Repeating form or shape

Repeating similar form or shape

Repeating similar form or shape in visual art is equivalent to music motif in opera or theater. It's important to repeat what you want to say. In ikebana, repeating similar form gives the single form a total different look.

The single form here is just a triangle structure. I made about 30 triangles from dry sticks. When I mass them together, no other wires are used. They just lean and balance against each other. Again, the flowers can be replaced by any flowers available. I use bouganvilla, which is from my front yard, just for convenience.

The second arrangement was the group effort of my students. It was fun to see them taking the challenge to place and balance the sticks.

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