While exploring Brisbane recently
I came across this example of Ikebana,
the Japanese art of flower arranging.
There was a sign, indicating who made it,
and what particular Ikebana group
they belonged to. There are hundreds
of different approaches to Ikebana,
often with very strict rules.
It is not showing up on this photo very
clearly but the tray is full of water.
The leaves have been pushed down on a flat weight with some
small spikes protruding upwards.
No wire had been used in this arrangement
and somehow I can imagine that it would
not be allowed.