|Photograph by Eunyoung Sebazco|
I went for the ideas more than the food or flowers, although little snacks do increase my ability to digest new ideas. Bloom Japan at Japan Society was a show geared toward floral designers. The mission to promote the use of Japanese flowers in the US.
Perhaps, because I was walking around the room with a dazed expression, a microphone was stuck in my face. A Japanese TV crew asked me to do an interview. I don’t like to be a shill, but it was quickly apparent what was expected. I wanted to give them what they needed. In fact, I wanted my 15 seconds of fame to be like the origins of Ikebana: the offering of flowers on the altar in honor of Buddha.