Ikebana artist and graphic designer.
Born in Colombia, and moved to Japan in 2012.
Since 2015, I have been studying the art of ikebana under the direction of sensei Mika Otani (大谷美香先生) at the Sogetsu School. I hold a teacher's diploma from Sogetsu (3rd grade).
My Ikebana lessons are dynamic and open to the needs and tastes of the students.
After a small introduction about the art of ikebana, the students will decide the focus of their study. This could mean in-depth study with the eventual goal of becoming an ikebana teacher or a more casual approach, simply using the techniques to feed their creativity across mediums or to create floral arrangements with more volume and movement than Western-style bouquets.
Anyone is welcome to join for study or relaxation, enjoying an activity that connects us to nature.
I teach weekly workshops in Tokyo, and twice yearly in Zurich, Switzerland, during the spring and autumn.
Dates: By appointment
Duration: 60 – 90 min.
Place: Azabu Juban
Price: 6,000 Yen (materials included)
Languages: Spanish, English, German, Japanese
Dates: Normally twice a year, in spring and autumn
I participate in various exhibitions and events, both in Japan and in Switzerland.
In 2019, I was surprised and delighted to be given a Spiral Award at the 101st Sogetsu Annual Exhibition in Tokyo, despite being a first-time participant. Judges confer this honor to arrangements they consider particularly outstanding. I am proud to present my award-winning piece as an introduction to my work.
Like many other people during the pandemic, I decided to take advantage of my increased free time and reach out to the world through YouTube videos. In some, I show simple ideas for making arrangements, while in others, I show the creative process of some of my works. Please feel free to take a look.