We ventured out of our comfort zone, Ichiyo, into more traditional arrangements, but with 21st century élan. After all, Ikebana is about the designer, the setting, and the time, Christmas 2016. These three arrangements illustrate what this “fuzion” is all about. Using features from various schools undeniably nuances the art form.
Traditional, nearly Rikka style Ikebana
Holiday arrangement in a 21st Century Ikenobo container with a touch of Chiko
Freestyle Ikenobo for the holidays
Remembering Christmases Past
My Table arrangement for 50th Anniversary Holiday party of the Ikebana International Chapter #41 December 2010.
Table Arrangement 2012. (Williamson)
Mantel Arrangement with Pine and Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily) and a sprig of Holly.
End table design for a foyer entry. Rosemary and roses with blue embellishments to spice up the holiday.
Non-traditional colors and flowers for Christmas: A Lily with pistachio mums. The gold Mizuhiki (rice paper strands) lets you know that the holidays are on. [See a close-up at the beginning of this gallery.]
This gallery included Christmas arrangements over the past five or six years. It was a chance to look back fondly at the beginnings of this concept of "fuzion"that began so unobstrusively in my designs. After this excursion into Christmas ideas, we will turn our attention to the New Year and all that it holds.