Ravi GuneWardena, untitled ikebana, September 8, 2010  

“When you start learning ikebana you spend years first studying its rules-about proportions of branches to flowers, the relationship of main stems to the secondary stems and so forth. You study emptiness, the void space, the negative field. A lot of those rules are things that you have to learn and master before you’re encouraged to break any rules. It’s very much like learning music. First you have to do your scales and learn the basics before you can break free of that and create your own music.”
Ravi GuneWardena

Model for Sola/Wright

“What fascinates me is how the fundamental rules of composition in ikebana apply to architecture: the importance of space, the relationships of obejcts to space, the importance of the void, of emptiness. These very beautiful ideas of impermanence, of how time washes over everything, apply equally well to a building as to an ikebana arrangement.”
Frank Escher