Exhibition ORILAND Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA, August 1 - 8, 2007
"A mind-blowing exhibition by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov features Origami clowns and goblins, beautiful flower arrangements (Oribana) and sprawling medival castles. This exhibition is a visual feast of amazing creativity, artistry and talent."
ORIBANA is a branch of Origami consisting of the creation of flower arrangements and directly as an arrangement of paper flowers in a paper vase. The word 'Oribana' was invented by Katrin &Yuri Shumakov and is the result of combining of 'Origami' and 'Ikebana'.
As mentioned before, Oribana arrangements were situated in both ends of the exhibition room and there was a good space for public to watch them.
Among the shown compositions, there were six arrangements from 'Oribana Beauty' collection, nine from 'Oribana Delight' collection and eleven compositions from 'Oribana Charm' collection.
26 wonderful compositions were set up for this exhibition and the whole Oribana part looked great! So, let's look at some of them closely. From Exhibition Guestbook: “Your oribana are incredibly beautiful!”
Left: Oribana 'Breath of Eternity' from 'Oribana Delight' collection is featuring white Orchid Phalaenopsis, pink Orchid Cattleya, small yellow lobelias and Pine Tree's branch in the Special Vase. Right: This composition, called 'Near the Water', belongs to 'Oribana Charm' collection. It features dramatic green Molucella, Fritillaria, Chionodoxa and Nymphaea, all placed in the Low Oval Vase.
This composition named 'Summer Dreams' is the starring arrangement of ‘Oribana Delight’ collection. It features Daisies and leafy branches in Cylindrical Vase. From Exhibition Guestbook: “The viewing was a feast for the eyes as well as the mind. I particularly enjoyed how delicate the orchids + forget me not”