I have so far found a number of strands of ikebana, the art of flower arranging.  It is a traditional japanese art with a number of schools.  It is a spiritual art form, called kado, the way of flowers.  It has a presence in the west in Shambhala  as developed by Chogram Trungpa.  So there are many roads to journey down……..

And flowers do not just include flowers, but branches, pods, seeds, the picked and the offerings, with non-traditional movements using different materials, including metals and glass.

But, in many ways, the photographs, as ever tell it all.  For the more curious, check out http://www.joandstamm.com



…..some “avant – garde” examples of ikebana….