8th August 2020
The Chennai Sogetsu Study Group is continuing with its monthly meetings, moving them online, to deal with the restrictions and safety requirements of the COVID pandemic. Chennai continues to be under lockdown.
Our August workshop included a demosntration by sensei Molly from her home, while we all watched, connected via Google Meet. There were thirteen participants in the subsequent workshop, whle fifteen attended the demonstration. In her usual methodical and understated style, sensei Molly was efficiently well prepared with materials and camera set up, and began her demonstration with a round moribana vase.
The theme for this month was contrasting the shape of the container in the arrangement. So, for her first piece, sensei Molly contrasted the circular container, with geometric shapes created with the umbrella plant. Even the Periwinkle flowes and Wax rose fruits echoed the octagonal shapes she created with the lines! The Heliconia stood tall and erect, and added balance and height to the composition.
|Umbrella palm leaf stalk in geometrical shapes, wax rose fruits, periwinkle flowers, lone heliconia flower in improvised circular ceramic container|
|Coiled metal wire, dracena branches and Jatropha flowers in a white rectangular ceramic container.|
|Hosta leaf and Cannon ball flower bunch, in an Auroville ceramic hexagonal container.|
|The three compositions|
The workshop compositions are in a Photo Album and can be accessed here.