Stanford University, 2015 • 1 Week • Individual Project
I have always loved admiring wild flowers in nature but reframed from picking them so as to not harm them and uproot them from their natural environment. Until I came across the art of Ikebana.
More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is an art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as an arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, and form.
The vase is designed in such a way that it makes visible not only the blooms, but also draws attention to the stems and leaves. It makes bringing nature into our everyday life easy, in a non obstructive way / minimalist way. It gives us time to feel close to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul.
The base is milled out of an acrylic rod and the PP stem holder is water sealed onto it.