Renka Revathi Macherla, a third master from the Ohara School of Ikebana, is holding
an Ikebana exhibition called "Panorama Of Gajanana". Renka is a product of the
Ohara School of Ikebana, a reputed school that emphasis on three principles -
the observation of nature, the growth process and the seasons. While under training,
students are allowed to use only natural materials, and learn to render the cycle
of growth from bud to bloom to pot. And then they are taught the technicalities.
Revathi has elevated the art of flower arrangement to a delicate perfection. Ganesha is the God of knowledge and erudition, and so she has chosen paper as the theme material for this show. The underlying point in this show is the fusion of an Indian tradition and thought into the significance of an oriental art. Ikebana is based on the principles of humility, patience and discipline, which would more-or-less match all that Ganesha represents.
She has combined the different methods of Ikebana with cameos of paper in Origami
to signify learning. Heika, an advanced technique where balance in the
arrangement has to be achieved without the support of the pin-holder; Rimpa,
which is sort of counter-inspired by the creativity of other art forms; and Hana
Mai, which is an indication of the meeting of friends, are used here. The
exhibition also has samples of seascapes, a striking arrangement with ferns and
shells and a sidepiece of Origami boats and pebbles, and a forestscape
symbolizing rain with flowers, leaves and fruit.
Among the variety of items displayed, a panorama of Gajanana, a presentation of Lord Ganesha in paper reflecting the true essence of Ikebana, is a highlight.
Revathi is an experienced lady in this art form, and has several such exhibitions to her credit. She can be reached between 2pm and 5pm at 666-4321.
Please contact Rekha or Gautam at 666-1234 for further details.