Sandy Bleifer Ikebana

Review Highlight: The stunning “Ikebana Series” – Meet Sandy Bleifer and tour her Japanese Garden designed by Kaz Kitajima

Ikebana V-A: Rimpa

Thank you Sandy Bleifer, for making us aware of our love and devastations to each other and the planet, through your beautiful art

 

I have created artistic interpretations of my own Ikebana arrangements and, as I have done in much of my previous work in other subjects, revealed the distress that persistently undermines our aspirations of beauty and serenity. I think of these diptychs as “Memorials” because I have noticed the spontaneous collection of flowers, notes and memorabilia at sites of tragedy – and these roadside arrangements are as much a human response to loss as formal public memorials. (Sandy)

The Japanese Garden, Ikebana and Ikebana Memorials (The video says it all)

The video below documents a joint exhibition in my studio of my Ikebana Series alongside of the art, flower arrangements and landscape design of Kaz Kitajima, noted master of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. The Japanese Garden presents a heightened sense of nature and Ikebana represents a highly refined representation of the beauty of flowers.

This post was originally published on July 29, 2017, and has since been updated and highlighted as a “best of” for TribeLA Magazine.


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