Sakura

An amazing artist,& wonderful person.

artwallace inspired

‘Sakura ‘ by Mary Wallace ©

My recent work is inspired by Japanese concepts 

wabisabi, seeing beauty in imperfection;

kintsugi, the repair of broken porcelain using gold;

haiku, short poems of three lines / seventeen syllables.

Looking back I remember being fascinated by cherry blossom trees ever since I was a little girl.  As I grew older I began to look forward to their arrival, wondering when the first bud would appear… and then realising that they would be gone so soon.  Those delicate flowers are unable to hold on for very long.

Little did I realise that on the other side of the world, in Japan, people were celebrating Hanami – the flower viewing festival.  Just imagine: the blossom forecast “cherry blossom front” is announced by the weather man!  Their arrival is watched carefully by those planning hanami picnics and parties as the blossoms only last…

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