Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10:49AM
[chuck] in Art, Tanjou, Tetsunori Kawana, ikebana

As part of the Fall Flowers of Japan show currently at The New York Botanical Garden, there is a wonderful piece of art (shown above) floating in the Palm Dome pool in the Conservatory. The sculpture was created by Tetsunori Kawana, a Master Teacher of the Sogetsu school of Ikebana, or Japanese flower arrangement, using fallen branches, twigs, vines, stumps, and roots collected from the grounds of NYBG following tropical storm Irene.  The installation is titled Tanjou, which means rebirth. [NOTE: I went into the Conservatory this morning before it opened to the public and the garderers were still cleaning and pruning. The broom and bucket, although a nice addition to my photograph, are not part of the sculpture].  

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