2012.10.17

October – Flower of the month:

 

In the autumn fields, blends of colors are so poetic and touching.

Berries and colorful leaves….

Plants appeal to us with all means they have.

This time, I dare to arrange without flowers, that is to say, flowers without petals, stamens or pistils.

This way we get to see more about plants.

Arranging flowers means to pay enough attention to various states of plants and flowers and to get along with them.

Not onlly blossoms, flowers, leaves, berries and branches, but breeze, light, water….all these are good components of “flowers”

Hiroko Suzuki

Materials used in the arrangement: Japanese spindle tree, wax tree, Sekkohboku

Vase by Keiji Itoh “Aoshiro-no-Hachi”

Profile of Ms.Hiroko Suzuki

Born in 1963, Ms. Suzuki started at her early age with her Ikebana lessons (Ikenobo, Ohara and European Flower Arrangement). She continued with her studies of “nageire” style under Master Toshiro Kawase and came to hold many exhibitions in and outside Japan. Many of her works appear in magazines and on TV.

Her latest production is the “Sculpture with Plants”, at which Ms. Suzuki introduces her works using dried plants and fresh in her own unique style. She teaches flower arrangements at several cultural schools.