In the next example, Mrs Joan Norbury created an 'S' shaped tube out of wire mesh.
Mrs Jan Webb used plastic tubing and black plastic off-cuts in her first work.
In this second work she used a ball of extruded red plastic.
Mrs Euginia Chudacek used black plastic off-cuts in her two arrangements below.
Mrs Sandra Gawthorpe also used black plastic off-cuts.
This next example, made in class, is by me. I have interpreted the exercise a little by using red painted sticks assembled into a free-form structure as my non-conventional material and agave as the succulent. This lead me to explore the difference between a cactus and a succulent using google.
The ikebana I created in class also turned out to be a good demonstration of the fact that if you try to re-create ikebana a second time, even from the same material, it will not be the same. The photo below is of my preliminary practise of the exercise at home before I went to the class.
Greetings from Christopher
23rd November 2013