\Flower Art Artist
\Practise Ribbon Art and Ikebana
“Flowers give us a peek into the power of nature, the power of life.”
Peggy Tang is a flower art artist. She combines ribbon art techniques with Ikebana aesthetics to handcraft delicate Japanese flower arrangement miniatures and decorative accessories. Her work brings the beauty of nature to our daily life – our home, office desktops, clothes decorations, etc.
Peggy practises Ribbon Art Flower and Ikebana (traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement). She is certified as a Senior Instructor in Hase Yoshiko Ribbon Art and has completed the Associate Teachers’ First Term Course at Ohara School of Ikebana. She is a member of the Sydney Chapter of Ohara School of Ikebana.
Her artworks have been displayed in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Japan.
Flower Art Handcrafted by Peggy
- Ikebana Miniature
- Lifelike Flower Arrangement
- Decorative Accessories
About Ribbon Art
Ribbon art (リボンアート) is the art of handmade lifelike flower with ribbon from Japan. The world-renowned ribbon art artist Hase Yoshiko (長谷良子) founded the Cut Ribbon Flower Association (カットリボンフラワー協会) and established the professional training program of ribbon art.
Ribbon art flower is made by various special techniques, such as tearing, pulling, twisting, winding, ironing, using different materials, such as silk, cotton, satin, yarn, velvet, etc. The artist could express their creativity and originality by creating their unique design of handmade flower art. The artworks can be used as interior decorations, gifts, and decorative accessories that give your outfit and your room a lively and seasonal atmosphere.
You can find more about ribbon art in this website: http://ribbonart.net
Ikebana (いけばな ee-kay-bah-nah) is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. The practice of ikebana dates back approximately 600 years.
More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. The artist’s intention behind each arrangement is shown through the colour combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the implied meaning of the arrangement.
The biggest difference between ikebana and Western flower arrangement is the “beauty of subtraction” versus the “beauty of addition”. The flower arrangement in the west is a “beauty of addition”, which uses lots of flowers to fill all the spaces. Meanwhile, ikebana uses flowers and plants to create space, which arranges flowers in an asymmetrical style with “beauty of subtraction” in mind. Ikebana arrangements do not burst with flowers as they might in other cultures; instead, each branch, each stem, each bud is placed deliberately and balanced with every other element.
You can find more about Ohara School of Ikebana (小原流) in this website: https://www.ohararyu.or.jp/english/index.html