Christian Newman

Christian Newman

Ann Arbor, MI, US



The ikebana vase is the traditional Japanese art of flower display and arrangement. Designs traditionally combine disjunctive materials into a cohesive whole, chaos into harmony. This design incorporates three materials: aluminum, Brazilian walnut, and the plant life it displays. The aluminum wraps around the whole, attempting to constrain both the wood and plant life. The plants break containment, mirroring natural overgrowth.

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