Is a piece of painting done for my Ikebana series.
It is a painting of the palms in St. Barthelemy
The tree has many stories to tell, starting with the fact that it carries its own waterfall in between its leaves
I was struck by its beautiful forms which are full of life and vigour at the same time. I could not resist the temptation to express the beauty of this tree in a painting
This painting was done after I read a book about how to arrange flowers in Japanese-style. I really like the rustic feel of this painting because the materials used in the arrangement are not ordered, but instead just thrown together in an unsystematic way that echoes my own feeling when arranging flowers.
HAWAIIAN WEDDING FLOWER DIGITAL PRINT Depicted in the art are Hawaiian wedding flowers, which can be seen in abundance at many island weddings. The flowers are displayed in a vase, which is usually placed on an altar-like table to display the floral arrangement. The Hawaiian wedding flower is an extremely important part of traditional Hawaiian ceremonies and celebrations. The tradition…
It is usually thought to be a houseplant, but it caught my eye in the midst of tropical flowers such as orchids and other colorful Hawaiian flowers! It was so lush and full that it looked like an exotic flower itself. I could imagine this to be an interior plant in a Japanese-style room, which makes it even more attractive!
The art is called Ikebana and is an art form (yōga) practised mainly in Japan, whose purpose is to bring about a mood of sober meditation through the arrangement of flowers. The term ikebana derives from the words ikeru (生) and hana (花), meaning “live flowers”. Ikebana was created in the late 13th century by Chinese priest Dōyū, who came…