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Ikebana by heavenriver Ikebana by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal 5.01

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"Ikebana (生け花) is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kado (華道, the "way of flowers").
More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particoloured or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The main rule is that all the elements used in construction must be organic, be they branches, leaves, grasses, or flowers. The artist's intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece's color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
Another aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism. That is, an arrangement may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves. The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, and earth. The container is a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction."


~ Wikipedia

I really love the Oriental culture.

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Once upon a time, when i was a little child, innocent and knowledge less, i became a dreamer, a philosopher, a barbaric,
unaccomplished, feeling that we don´t know from anywhere invades us making us wondering about things... but should we associate this ti our childhood? Or to this exact moment? That why we still have a little bit of child like inside us until we get old and weak. Because when we lose this feeling we will stop being human, at least we will stop leaving!
I think this amazing and talented artist showed that to me a few minutes ago,...even when we first think that our life is getting ruined, small things happen: Family happen, Friends happen, Love happen, addictions happen, Art happen, feeling happen...that what i mean...a small thing like a fractal creation as this one; is the little and miserable feeling that is waked in us that make us feel a little bit more like a child...finally isn´t it? Don´t give hope please...even if you think you lost everything...there is always hope...even on the worse place in this world...even at the moment of death...even at the moment of losing someone...friendship...feeling...you will always have good things in you life that makes you feel better...art for example...this amazing fractal that made me more happier than before and for that i clap.
the colors mixing is superb ad remarkable, with such combinations of really cold colors as purple, roses, greenish, with the less found yellow.
The design is perfect with smooth waves and shapes.
The artist really did something today..he mad us better inside.
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful!
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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MayreRayne Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
wow, that pretty! light color!
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MayreRayne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
sure!
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IshibaTheMinish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
The lights and colors are a delight!
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MKKitanafan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist
wow....it's beautiful :iconhappymeowplz:
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heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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a-pirates-booty Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sooo pretty! the color scheme is so bright and yet soothing...my all-time fave!
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