Both ikebana and sumi-e art are Japanese art forms that are visually appealing and spiritually inspiring. Kay Storck demonstrated how to create ikebana that will complement and incorporate art work into becoming an integral part of an arrangement. She used two of her sumi-e paintings - one traditional and one abstract - as a source of new and creative ideas.
In this program, Kay did not make arrangements that were simply compatible with the paintings, she made the arrangements that felt as if they were part of the paintings. She used plastic coated orange wire as a visual connection with the orange in both paintings as well as containers which were compatible and complimentary with the artwork. She used the painting as part of the arrangement and carried the theme of the art work into the arrangements.
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