Ikebana : To Make Flowers Live

"While painting is an expression of art drawn on a canvas with brush, ikebana is an expression in three dimensions composed of plant material arranged in a vase. Nature is our paint brush."

Ikebana is the art of Japanese floral arrangement and the word ikebana means "to make flowers live". Plants are beautiful as they are, but with the help of humankind, they can be arranged in an effective style to be more fully appreciated.

"Art is Lily" is the work of Ikebana & visual artist, Lily Karmatz, who has been practicing the art of Ikebana for over 20 years. She has been teaching at the Sogestu School of Ikebana in Brisbane since 1998. Browse through the galleries to see why she and her works are in demand.

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