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The music teacher, (Camellia japonica sp.)

The music teacher, (Camellia sp.), 2021. Pigment print, 840 × 1119 mm, and 750 x 1000 mm.


In a way, ikebana is also conceptually linked to photography,” she continues. “As I understand them, both are concerned with a distilling down and paring back, a removal or cropping out of elements in order to articulate a fragment from the world visually, or to engage with a significant aspect of a plant or group of plant attributes.

— Ann Shelton quoted in For Photographer Ann Shelton the Japanese art of floral arranging is a medium for messages. By Peter Shaw for Homestyle Magazine.

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