Davide Balula, artist, Paris, France
"It's a nice tool for admiring balance and composition, transposable to every other field, beyond just ceramic pots, branches and flowers."
The Art of Arranging Flowers-
A Complete Guide to Japanese Ikebana
by Shozo Sato
Davide Balula writes from the snowy Alps with his card catalog entry:
"That book was offered to me by a wonderful person, and that makes it a very precious element to have around me. It is a real pleasure going through the pages and it's always a great inspiration. The guide is complete and super precise. Completed as well with nice technical explanations.
It's a nice tool for admiring balance and composition, transposable to every other field, beyond just ceramic pots, branches and flowers. Ikebana is a weird thing, the nature is so artificially manipulated to make it look like it is perfect harmony... but only according to the flatness of a photograph.
Snowy thoughts from the alps, DB"
Davide Balula Born in 1978 in Annecy, France. He lives and works in Paris, France. Exhibitions (selection): 2010 : Au fil de l’oeuvre, La Galerie, centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-Le-Sec, France; 2009 : Un nouveau festival, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France; American Wall Nut, Fake Estate Gallery, NY, USA (solo) ; Return to Function, MMoCA, Madison, USA; 2008: Le Lac, le mensonge, Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France (solo).