5 Minutes 2019

5 minute meditation on flowers in the Victoria Shambhala shrine room and 5 minute time exposures with 4″ x 5″ camera. I work with a small group of meditators who create weekly flower arrangements for the shrines and alcove. An ancient meditative practice, Ikebana is as much about the doing of flowers as what gets done to them. Seen as a way of harmonizing humanity and the natural world, life and death, the process involves the slow and deliberate construction of arrangements based on ancient core principles and rules of form.