Ying-lan Chang is a flower designer, sharing her experiences on her life with flower arts in Tainan.
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BY ROBERT OPPECKER
@ VOL 11
ON MAR 07, 2015
Robert Oppecker thought he was just recording the process of his wife's amaryllis as it grew and bloomed. However, as he looked at the photos he was taking, and noticed the background as well, the series became a visual metaphor for connections to the past, to family, and to what is to become.
My Work With A Small Khmu Village
BY MALI CHAYAMARIT
@ VOL 1
ON FEB 11, 2016
Speaker Mali Kamonrat Chayamarit is a cultural officer at UNESCO by day, a professional florist at her shop Malibarn Flower shop by night, and a village development and poverty reduction advocate by heart. "I talk about the importance of doing things with love and passion, and how important commitment is in life. I will share my story of how I began working with a small Khmu village in Luang Prabang six years ago, that is now the basis for my flower shop, Malibarn.”
Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits
BY GREER TOWNSHEND
@ VOL 18
ON AUG 24, 2016
"What I love about the medium is its innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."
In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing. Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.
Flowers and Nuclear Warfare
BY ERIC LOPRESTI
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
“I Think about the relationship to perception…..seeing is believing.”
In "Flowers and Nuclear Warfare" from PechaKucha Night New York Vol.16, Eric LoPresti makes artwork that examines the imposition of technology upon the environment and the aftermath of the Cold War. His dramatic landscapes juxtapose abstract elements with representations of the vast deserts of the American west, exploring relationships between science, identity, history and conflict. Following in the painterly tradition of the apocalyptic sublime, LoPresti’s artistic practice explores how our lives are shaped by trauma and beauty.
Life, Death, and Beauty in Photography
BY CLAUDIA AMMIRATA
@ VOL 34
ON APR 20, 2017
Claudia Ammirata opens up about how she found a new life through photography after the loss of her husband. Photography became a form of art therapy that lead to publishing her own book, "Ephemeral Beauty," that uses flowers as the vehicle to interpret the metaphor of life.
Nature’s Beauty, guiding us to Creativity and Fun for Life!
BY CLAUDE LEDOUX
@ VOL 16
ON AUG 12, 2017
In his presentation, Claude LeDoux attempts to open minds and hearts to explore ones creativity through the use of plants. He says we should allow nature to guide humans into fun-filled creative lives and never forget that we must feed the Bees, the Plants and the human soul.
Language of flowers
BY BÉRÉNICE K.
@ VOL 15
ON NOV 30, 2017
Beyond the fleeting and at time swallow beauty of western bouquets, flowers have been the pluriversal language of peace, love and healing. From politics to art, through medicine and meditation, flowers are everywhere and yet often fail to really be seen. Here is an invitation to a worldy conversatzion with them.
Honey of a Thousand Flowers
BY SARAH WINWARD
@ VOL 24
ON MAR 30, 2018
Sarah is a destination wedding florist that creates flower arrangements inspired by the texture and changing of seasons in nature. Her flowers evoke the feeling of freshly gathered garden flowers, with all their natural variations and inconsistencies.
She has traveled all over the world creating flowers for couples in many different environments. Her philosophy is that flowers should feel natural in the environment that they are going to be viewed in. S
he goes to great lengths to source the perfect flowers to complete a desired look, but also finds many of her materials in the immediate area that the event will be held. The final product truly is an extension of it’s surroundings, her interpretation of nature. She finds joy in collaborating with a couple to create flowers unique for their event; taking inspiration from them, the season, and the surroundings. Each arrangement is more than just a centerpiece or a bouquet, it has layers of beauty that are meant to be experienced, not just seen. Sarah works internationally , but resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she calls the base of the Rocky Mountains home.