The Fairy Tale Bonsai Style

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Re: The Fairy Tale Bonsai Style

Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:27 pm

absolutely stunning works... whether created by nature or manipulated by man...
thanks Walter for starting this thread (even though it was a couple years ago)
it is this type of thinking, design and work that really knocks me out...
(and the inspiration for the creation of the Arbor Arts Collective)

i believe Jun referred to this as one of his works:
(if it is not, i apologize to the artist)

no matter how long i look at this piece, it does not look static...
it constantly appears to be moving with every blink and shift of my eyes...

and the deconstructed pot ?
fuggedaboutit !!!
i have been playing with some of that in pots i'm not crazy about or have had "accidents"

while i can "see" this type of potential in some of my trees,
my hands now need to be skilled enough to create what the mind sees...

(oh, yeah... and retirement would be nice for a little extra time to work on such things...
having a job can be such a nuisance, not to mention a real infringement on my time  Wink  )

looking forward to seeing more of this type of work
(i wish Jun would come back)



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Post  BonsaiDil on Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:57 am

Hi Walter,

I'm new to Bonsai (5 months) and while doing research on how to Bonsai I came across your blog and has been a fan ever since. I specially like what you are doing with the Fairytale-style bonsai concept. I am a big fan of these trees and I'm glad that they are starting to get recognition in the bonsai world. I also wanted to share with you one of the very first trees I purchased (I only have 5 trees that are all in the pre-bonsai stage) that I am very proud of. This is my "ENT" (Korean Hornbeam) that I purchased REALLY cheap from a seller who couldn't sell it because of it's odd appearance. As soon as I saw it I immediately saw a magical tree that almost seem to be walking and I knew I had to have him/her in my collection. This image is showing my ENT in bloom two weeks after I had pruned, wired and re-potted it to it's custom made pot that I had commissioned to compliment the tree. My goal for the future is ramification and filling out the canopy. I hope you like it and any feed back is always appreciated. Thanks!

The second image is how the tree looked when I first purchased it from the seller. Here you can clearly see why I call this tree "ENT"... if you look closely you can almost make out a face between the two arms Smile

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Re: The Fairy Tale Bonsai Style

Post  Vance Wood on Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:10 am

I love anything that is unique and beautiful according to the way I define or feel about beauty. How can you define something that is basically esoteric? However these tree images are plausible in that some of them do exist in nature but may not exist in the bonsai lexicon per say. I love anything that goes beyond the accepted and recognized patterns and images we have been brought up on. It is in areas as this where the art is going to find rebirth.
Vance Wood

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