Current Gallery: Ikebana (18 pieces)
My paintings begin in a state of anarchy: scraps of canvas stitched and sewn. Raw, reckless and messy, layer upon layer of colors appear through drips, splatters, big brushes, hands and fingers. As the background transforms, I leave it loose to contrast the chunky realism in the foreground. I then focus on figure and form. This ritual evolution creates rich, deep texture beneath heightened reality. The ikebana-inspired series began as an exploration into the beauty of decay. This deconstructive pursuit gave way to contortions of figurative bone-like florals.   While the paintings have evolved into a study of beauty and abundance, I strive to maintain the dark edginess implicit in the process of de-composition. Ikebana (生け花?, "living flowers") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, also known as kadō (華道?, the "way of flowers"). Through its use of minimalism, Ikebana uses specific plants, elements and angles to symbolize different elements of nature and spirituality. There are different schools, eras and styles of Ikebana, it is considered a true art form in Japan. I was first drawn to it because of it's serene, simple beauty. i loved it's asymmetry and thoughtfulness. All works by Opie Snow Heyerman can be printed and custom framed on-demand.
"Orchids - Ikebana"  by OpieSnowPrints
  • Sumatra I - Ikebana Sumatra I - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Sumatra II - Ikebana Sumatra II - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Sumatra III - Ikebana Sumatra III - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Tolkien Orchid - Ikebana Tolkien Orchid - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Cymbidium I - Ikebana Cymbidium I - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Water Lily - Ikebana Water Lily - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Cymbidium III - Ikebana Cymbidium III - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Cymbidium II - Ikebana Cymbidium II - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Striped Phalaenopsis - Ikebana Striped Phalaenopsis - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Poppies - Ikebana Poppies - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Red Orchid - Ikebana Red Orchid - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Magnolia with Rose Hips - Ikebana Magnolia with Rose Hips - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Sunflower - Ikebana Sunflower - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Dendrobium Orchid - Ikebana Dendrobium Orchid - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Agave - Ikebana Agave - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Decomposition V - Ikebana Decomposition V - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Orchids - Ikebana Orchids - Ikebana
from $ 19
  • Oncidium Orchid Oncidium Orchid
from $ 19