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Ikebana Vases

Smell and tradition

Vase | no.16511421 is a series of vases that explores options for a unique flower composition. The experience becomes playful and allows for a wide variety of floral designs and patterns. The project culls from ancient traditions of floral arrangement, highlighting the use of flower stems as a decorative element in itself. 

I was fascinated by ikebana as a traditional Japanese floral arrangement. Ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, and form. I believe in the spiritual aspects of ikebana and flowers in general. Silence and minimalism is a must during practices of ikebana. It is time to appreciate things in nature that people often overlook because of their busy lives. One becomes more persistent and tolerant of differences, not only in nature but also in general. Ikebana can inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms. This is also the time when one feels intimacy to nature which provides relaxation for the mind,
body, and soul. My aim was to bring this possibility to the user without being an expert in ikebana.

The name of the project 'Vase no .165/ 114/ 21, represents the number of flowers you can use in each vase. 
The vases are made out of marble and brass using a hand-made technique.

© 2018 by Omer Polak Studio.