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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.