Monthly Archives: May 2017

An Origami & Ikebana Collaboration at The VPL

The main branch of the Vancouver Public Library was the venue of a special reception with his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, the Governor General of Canada as honoured guest. I was asked to make special flower arrangements for this event, using the VPL colours (red, yellow and blue) and using pages from books to make origami flowers. Another unique challenge.

Here are some comments made by the organizer of the event:  “What a stunning job you’ve done. Congratulations. They’re exactly what I’d envisioned and hoped for:  unique, creative, fascinating and relevant. I just know people will be talking about these arrangements, and probably asking for your contact details. I’ll be happy to rave about you. I hope you’re very proud of your work and artistry. You’ve truly outdone yourself delivering on the vision. Standing ovation!”