This series of images was inspired by the concepts of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Ikebana is about creative expression: living things are combined with carefully selected objects, resulting in a kind of beauty that cannot be found in nature. My photography explores the juxtaposition of the organic with the inorganic. By photographing seasonal flowers in unconventional situations, I encourage the viewer to appreciate the aesthetic found in everyday things. My intention with these images was to incorporate Ikebana's principles, including considered colour combinations, graceful lines and the use of space to enhance my existing ideas regarding the creation of distinctive, elegant, compositions.
Jan Adamska • Marie-Claire Ashcroft • Barbara Balmer • Christopher Bethell • Lisa Blagg • Catherine Blamphin • Erica Brejaart • Casey Carlin • Rick Danks • Graham Douglas • Viv Gottlieb • Natasha Halliwell • Lynda Haney • Sophie Johnson • Katherine Marlor • Emma McKay • Johanna Steward • Fatima Yadollahi •