Compositions based on Movement
Without a detailed explanation of a verb and motion, one easy way to understand this theme is to think of a simple verb for the movement. A great place to look is search websites describing movement or the ‘old fashion’ way write down as many words as possible in one minutes.
When I studied this theme with my Sensei, Seiseki Umemura we discussed the point that everyone described his or her work by ‘ing’ to the end of the action word for example jumping, swaying. The verb of the movement is really jump or sway etc.
Now the ‘grammar lesson’ is over we need to concentrate what or rather how to approach this theme. The examples are endless but the secret is not to make your work too obscure for your viewers to enjoy your arrangement.
To approach your design it is often a good idea to sketch an idea, select a container that will highlight the movement plus use material that can be formed into the ‘movement’. Draw on your technical skills of manipulating the material, good technical fixtures along with the elements and properties of Sogetsu. If you follow all these points your design will depict good movement though being very static.
Try different ‘movements’ maybe ones as obscure as eating, sinking, waddling etc – have lots of fun interpreting ‘movement’.