Punk Ikebana Demonstration and Dialogue
March 23, 2024
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Join us on day three of Art Blossoms as acclaimed artist, author, and floral designer Louesa Roebuck celebrates the early spring flora of South Carolina. In her critically acclaimed books Punk Ikebana and Foraged Flora, Roebuck explains classic rules of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, and demonstrates how to bend those rules in her distinctive style. See how her work unites the cultural meanings and wise elegance of a traditional perspective with an exhilarating freedom from convention. Audience interaction is encouraged as Roebuck shares how she has created transcendent, eco-luxe compositions with seasonal flora foraged and composed in situ from the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and elsewhere. Following the demonstration and dialogue, enjoy a book signing and a chance to meet the artist. Admission to the Art Blossoms galleries, sparkling wine, and sweet treats included.
$45 / $36 for members. Join today! Books available for purchase.
Louesa Roebuck, author of the critically acclaimed Foraged Flora and Punk Ikebana, is a printmaker, painter, and floral artist. She has created flora installations from foraged and gleaned materials for high-end clients such as Michelle Obama, Vivienne Westwood, John Baldessari, Todd Selby, House Beautiful, Michael Pollan, and Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. Her work has been featured in a number of national and international magazines and media including Vogue, Martha Stewart Living, Los Angeles Times, Remodelista, Wired, C Magazine, Bare Journal, and Sunset. Aligning her deep commitment to the environment with her love of foraging, gleaning, and sourcing locally, Roebuck offers this very simple mantra: if you only forage, glean, or source local and micro-seasonal flora, you’ll have a perfectly symbiotic and harmonious practice, one that is intrinsically whole and abundant, full of more yeses than nos. She lives in Ojai, California.