Thursday, February 5, 2009

Listen to the Voice of Flowers - Ikebana of Valeria Raso

Ikebana Teacher and Artist Valeria Raso visited our exhibition. She is Born in Sicily,Italy and has a Degree in Psychology at Padova University. She Sailed a yacht around the world for 8 years with her Japanese husband. She lived in Japan for 14 years and studied Ikebana for 10 years at the Sogetsu School where she was awarded a teacher's degree,and the name "Suiren"(Lotus flower). Valeria is originally Italian but she professes a deeper identification with the Japanese culture. She lives in Auroville ,a international township in South India,with her husband and her daughter, and gives talks and classes on Ikebana all year round.

It was very nice of her to visit our Ikebana Exhibition in Chennai. Thank you Valeria, from all of us.

Here are some pictures of her Ikebana for our group.
(Courtesy : http://www.japaneseartfurniture.com/ikebana.htm)







(Valeria is in the white T Shirt - In Class)

7 comments:

flowergirl said...

Terrific post, Venkatesh, and lovely arrangements Valerie!

We do look forward to meeting you and your group!

Anonymous said...

Valerie, very good Sogetsu ikebana! Sorry I missed you at the exhibition, but I look forward to meeting you soon. Malathi Pandurang

Anonymous said...

Hi
Beautiful Ikebana! Ixora and caladium in black container is my favourite. Sorry I couldn't meet you in Chennai.
Molly.

white light said...

hi
very lovely arrangements

white light said...

very lovely

Country Flora@Chennai said...

Flowers show our love and feelings. The aroma of flowers is liked and admired by everyone.

Flowers Delivery in Chennai said...

woo what a colourful flowers. it is very good for us