Organic and otherworldly
An evolution of the Venetian series, Ikebana pieces are inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement. They feature long-stemmed flowers and leaves of glass, presented dramatically in vase-like vessels. Chihuly often places Ikebana in garden settings, creating a new harmony of art and nature.
Ikebana in their natural environment
Chihuly has long recognized the potential for integrating Ikebana within garden settings. Featured in gardens, glasshouses and conservatories, the Ikebana bring a sense of fantasy to their natural surroundings.
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Spectacular en masse
Chihuly’s Ikebana take on a new majesty when many of them are displayed together, as entwined blossoms and vines. Chihuly created this freestanding circular relief of Ikebana as a permanent installation for Union Station in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington.
“The quintessential Ikebana would be a Venetian, perhaps with some other forms on it, with a long stem coming out of it, perhaps two or three stems. And it might be six feet high.”