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Gaia Ikebana – Autumn (Part 1)

The word I chosen is Autumn.

Here are my primary 3D sketch models.

Cylinder: D

Cone: SD

Sphere: SO

  • The sphere is standing independent.
  • The cone is dependent on the sphere.
  • The cylinder is precarious to the cone.

Pros:

  1. Overall, balanced

Cons:

  1. Too symmetrical for a Ikebana composition
  2. The use of both methods: piercing and wedging may eventually fail when moving onto the food portion
  3. Sphere is already an SO yet it is still overshadowed by the Cylinder

Cone: D

Cylinder: SD

Sphere: SO

  • The cone is precarious in relation to the base
  • The cylinder is also precarious in relation to the cone
  • The sphere is dependent on the cylinder

Pros:

  1.  Relatively interesting composition
  2.  All components can be seen at all angles

Cons:

  1.  Overall, imbalanced
  2.  May become a problem when dealing with food
  3.  Lack of an independent element

Sphere: D

Cylinder: SD

Cone: SO

  • The Sphere is independent to the base
  • The Cylinder is precarious in relation to the Sphere
  • The Cone is dependent on the Cylinder (since wedged)

Pros:

  1. Overall, balanced
  2. All elements can be seen at all angles

Cons:

  1. Too symmetrical for a Ikebana composition
  2. Long structure may become a problem when dealing with food

I personally wished to revise Model 3 because out of all 3, I felt that it had the most potential to be changed considering it’s cons can be rectified without the compromise of the pros.

Model 3 Revised

 

Sphere: D

Cylinder: SD

Cone: SO

  • The Sphere is independent to the base
  • The Cylinder is precarious in relation to the Sphere
  • The Cone is dependent on the Cylinder (since wedged)

This is my final composition which I hoped to adopt to my food model.

Look out for Part 2 to see what happened!

 

 

  1. Quite thorough 2D Sketch Analysis here Dan! I think Sketch Model 1 could have been adapted to a Final Model as well. The challenge would have been how to avoid the SO sphere from being ‘overshadowed’… maybe something with lustre so that it would catch the light and glimmer from the shadows under dim lighting… Food for thought 😉

    I feel that the SD cylinder in Model 2 can be further reduced. But now that I’ve seen it, I can understand your hotdog “booster rocket” better… lol. Your Final Food Model is quite a faithful representation of the 3D Sketch Model and I think the vertical orientation of it as shown above, demonstrates the zig-zag axis better although I understand it might be more challenging to balance food in that manner.