Last month was a very hectic time for this blogger, so I have been feeling the necessity of decompressing. Part of the mood-mellowing process has included stark simplicity. A simple truism I learned years ago, but don’t always practice, is the art of simplicity. It’s time to finally revisit this concept.
There is a Zen practice that utilizes simplicity. This ideal holds in esteem experiences and objects that exhibit, at once, both the very peak best of everything and nothing. At first, the idea seems to be a conundrum. In practice, it is elegant.
All three of today’s offerings can be seen as objects of contemplation. The theme is most obvious when viewing the brass Indian vase. One branch, placed slightly off-center, provides a formal design.
As I framed the photo of the small Haeger planter through the camera’s viewfinder, I noticed that window reflections and the product label formed a quirky face. The little pot with the small cactus is full of combinations for the imagination.
I have titled the third arrangement, “300-millilitres”. The stark simplicity of an Erlenmeyer flask with three stems of wildflowers is elegantly simple in a somewhat clinical sense.