“Aquarium” is a marine Ikebana poem which wouldn’t have been written if not for the sudden appearance of the Corona pandemic during which you and me and just about everyone else felt our lives to be restrained from the depth of the ocean, more or less, to the transparent limits of an aquarium.

A question I get asked often is how to read marine Ikebana poetry. Marine Ikebana poetry compositions are different from what you may learn in Ikebana schools…

Blue spaces include any body of water such as a fountain, a hot spring, a pond, a lake, even a sea or an ocean if you live in a coastal area. Being near them for extended periods of time has several health benefits:

Welcome to the world of marine Ikebana poetry, an innovative genre you can enjoy seeing and reading inside the quality pages of the Diamond Dust (Poems From the Black Sea) photo book series! First, what is marine Ikebana poetry? Ikebana is a traditional Japanese art form of flower arrangement. The aesthetics involved in such bouquets […]

Although I started this blog thinking I’d focus mostly on 3d printing, I changed direction as I realized I prefer to test out ideas through crafting and not while sitting at my desk trying to concoct ideas directly on my laptop. I love technology, but only for developing ideas and not when coming up with […]

True, collections can get out of hand. Collections can be a huge mess you leave behind. But collections can also make you appreciate art in a tactile way and they allow you to support the artists who made those pieces of artwork possible. For a long time, I was window-shopping art galleries and antiquities shops. […]