“Not only beautiful flowers but also buds and withered flowers have life, and each has its own beauty. By arranging flowers with reverence, one refines oneself” - Senno Ikenobo
To bring the outdoors in, along with the awareness of our surroundings and the stillness of life. Call it Ikebana, call it Wabi Sabi; the act of collecting flora and placing it in a container seems to be as old as human creativity and our ability to appreciate it. An attentive melancholy and a thriving backyard bring endless design possibilities and creative opportunities. After all, it is about enjoying the simple beauty of nature and the impermanence of all things.
Dypsis lutescens. Areca Palm leaf design variations.
Epipremnum aureum. Play god with the "Devil's Ivy" and reshape as desired.
Still life, 2016.
Philodendron, Areca leafs and Devil's Ivy.
Untitled, Charcoal on Paper, 1970.
By my father, Francisco De La Torre III.