Ikebana Screen Print Series

 

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement in which nature and humanity are brought together in harmony; both the artist and nature work in a partnership to generate a beautiful moment sparked by the arranger’s innate sensibility towards natural materials.  Using the philosophy of ikebana, I have conditioned myself to seek a meditative mindset in an effort to transfer the creative energy to the paper’s surface.  I have made drawings and screen prints with ikebana influence, as well as three dimensional forms.  Allowing the plant form to grow and extend beyond the paper, creates a stronger sense of life.  All imagery is generated from my own ikebana three-dimensional works and imagination.  This series sheds light on the physical strength, inner strength, and unique beauty that both plants and humans share; the state of harmony.