Trained in the maximalist style...

     We soon realized the beauty of each individual piece was lost in overabundance. We gravitated toward a new fusion of ikebana and Western techniques. Our mission is to highlight each flower to its fullest potential. For us, this includes choosing a vessel or vase deserving of an arrangement.

     Our inspiration is the concept of wabi-sabi, or finding beauty in imperfection. Our moniker is both an ode to the Latin root for greenery {“botan–”), as well as the Japanese word for peony (牡丹).

     Bōtan consists of D. Sloan & friends.

Robert George Photography © 2020