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Post  vetro on Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:46 pm

Hello, here I leave with you a link to pictures of Bonsai EBA European Congress of ESA in the city of Murcia Lorca 2009

http://www.bonsaime.com/tags/EBA+2009+Lorca

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Post  Tony on Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:12 pm

Hi Vetro. do you have photos of the Demos... particularly Kevin Willsons yew?

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Post  Hans Vleugels on Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:52 pm

Hi Tony,

On the Blog of Alberto Baleato Pumar you can find a picture of the yew Kevin styled: http://kingii.blogspot.com/2009/03/lorca.html

Regards from Belgium,
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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Salva on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:25 pm

This is the work of Kevin

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Justin Hervey on Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:44 am

This is the most astounding material. I would love to see this potted up.

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Tony on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:53 am

I saw this tree a few years ago after recently collected, Kev has done a nice job. BTW the tree is HUGE! affraid

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Kevins yew

Post  Les S on Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:05 am

Tony I think huge is an understatement for this tree, it is a truly stunning tree in real life.

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Post  Mário Eusébio on Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:59 am

Hi,

This tree is outstanding, Kevin said that it should have more than 2000 years Shocked .

The expo was at a very high level and with a very good organization .

Congratulations to the Italian NT 2009.

One thing that I noticed was the absense of some European top people and the lack of trees from the North of Europe.

You can see some more photos in my Blog http://marioeusebio.blogspot.com/.

Best regards,

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Kevin's yew tree

Post  bob hill on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:14 am

the tree is fab,unbelievable,and all credit to the man that styled it a big pat on the back Basketball bob hill

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Tony on Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:28 am

Mário Eusébio wrote:Hi,
One thing that I noticed was the absense of some European top people and the lack of trees from the North of Europe.
Mário Eusébio

Hi Mário,

I am aware that the UK group (including me) looked at the logisitics of getting trees to the the event, and attending. This was one of the big events I really wanted to get to this year, I was aware that Kevin was working on this tree... and that the exhibition would be superb. Simply put the £ = € is stopping a lot of people traveling across the water to countries that have the Euro. No thats why I love Denmark Wink

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Wolfgang Putz on Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:50 am

Fantastic yamadori yew!!
Kevin did a wonderful job!!

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Mário Eusébio on Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:52 am

Hi Tony!

Very Happy You are absolutly right! This dam economy is making things even more difficult!

I drove there by car, 2400 kms +- I spent more or less 150 EUR of gas + Tolls, I think some people could have had a Low cost flight cheaper! Related the trees is not so simple, but whatever, last Year the guys from Portugal had gone to Austria and took the trees in the plane! Cool

Or You could have moved and start to live in Spain Twisted Evil

Best regards,

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Wolfgang Putz on Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:57 am

vetro wrote:Hello, here I leave with you a link to pictures of Bonsai EBA European Congress of ESA in the city of Murcia Lorca 2009

http://www.bonsaime.com/tags/EBA+2009+Lorca

Seems to be i missed a great show! - Wonderful trees on display ......

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:47 pm

Kevin did a nice job building a triangle canopy over the top of an ancient tree. Yet under the canopy one sees juvenile branches arrayed in a pattern to build the canopy. This zeal to make full canopies with juvenile branches appears to be a definite trend in Europe. It seems the artists are in a rush to build a bonsai. The goal I always thought was to make a tree look old not to make an old tree look young!

Time needs to be factored into the design and not the need to create an instant bonsai. What is going to happen to all those spindly branches that form the canopy? The best bonsai should be trained for long periods to time using wire and the concept of growing into the design. Once the design has set little wire will be needed to keep the design. Therefore the underlying structure to build the design is much more elegant. A 2000 year old tree deserves that much consideration after all, how many more 2000 year old trees are there waiting to be a bonsai (for that matter how many 2000 year old trees are there to be collected.)

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lorca

Post  casper on Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:10 pm

Some one will have the photographs of the demonstration of marc noelanders

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  matsu on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:44 pm

hi guys
i was there this wkend and got to help wire "el bitcho" with kev and rich and tracey.
i also wired up a stunning sabina for marc noelanders and he also did a fantastic job!!

rob- i do think it it important when doing a demo to get a "result" for the audience but as i work with kev a lot i can assure you that over the next few years he will cut back and develop the same shape whilst building a fine structue for future years.
i have seen him do it many many times.he has the knack of combining the end result with future laid plans for the trees development.
but i agree with you in the younger artists- the new talent comp showed many to cut off too much or to try make a "real" tree in one session breaking all the rules,which in the next few years they will have to undo to finally get a tree that looks right!

this show was the best in terms of quality of the material the finishing,styling and display that i have seen, this surpassed the gingko/noelanders(didnt see this yr) and any brit show i have been to in recent years!
large kudos to the spanish who produced this show!
and what fantastic people!
matsu(richtT)

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Tony on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:04 pm

Mário Eusébio wrote:
last Year the guys from Portugal had gone to Austria and took the trees in the plane! Cool
Mario Eusébio

Hi Mário, I know the guys from Portugal well as I encouraged them to 'fly with their trees' as I have done so in the past. they had a great display in Vienna, Carlos even winning a prize too!

As for moving to Spain... I think one wild English bonsai Artist is enough for Spain Rolling Eyes

Rob. Kevin had looked forward to creating this tree for many years, rest assured that he will have considered the further development of the canopy and not done a 'quick' demo to please the audience... the tree is way too important to screw up for a demo... Kevin knows what he is doing. Wink


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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Lee Kennedy on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:09 pm

I think the real kudos in the giant el bitcho yew belongs to the person who collected it,this is double hernia material Shocked
And i know all about this,a giant hawthorn left me with a large hernia,2 months off work 2-3 weeks unable to do the most basic of things in life,not good affraid

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:26 pm

Lee Kennedy wrote:I think the real kudos in the giant el bitcho yew belongs to the person who collected it,this is double hernia material Shocked
And i know all about this,a giant hawthorn left me with a large hernia,2 months off work 2-3 weeks unable to do the most basic of things in life,not good affraid[url=https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=12&u=13447700]

Lee sorry to hear about your procedure, but look at the nice shari you now have. alien

What happened to the 6 pack abs BTW? Razz And pull those pants up for goodness sake!! No


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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Ian Warhurst on Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:46 pm

£***^$ $**$$! thats worse than the mankini and the shoes put together affraid

that looked like a seriously good show well done to everyone who took part.

THE SPANISH ARE COMING!

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  Milan Karpíšek on Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:30 pm

any pictures from Lorca http://bonsai-kai.cz/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=167

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Ouch!!!!!

Post  bonsai monkey on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:10 pm

Nasty injury Lee, I think I'll stick to Shohin & Mame Very Happy

Super Show pics, it's lovely to see so many wonderful trees in one place.
It just goes to show what a sheltered Bonsai life I've had. I think I need to get out more Wink

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Post  Justin Hervey on Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:31 am

"A 2000 year old tree deserves that much consideration "

Well said Rob. I think there is a great danger in using important material such as this for demonstration purposes unless it is done on a progressive year-on-year basis. This would however hold little interest to most people in this age of instant gratification - yet, in bonsai, should patience not be our business?
The finished tree is spectacular, yet some might argue that it will now never realise its true potential.

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Post  matsu on Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:07 pm

justin
with all respect as i dont know you or your experience in bonsai but i think that is a little old fashioned your thinking.-gone are the days where people flock to a demo to see a twig in a pot being wired in half hour and explained that in ten years this will make a great tree and then do a drawing of what is thought will become a finished article??
surely if a tree has enough branches to create a finished image without compromising the trees future structure or health then as an artist IF you have the insight and skill to be able to combine both then you should.

i saw sensei kawabe do the workshop on sunday morning at the eba and not only was nobody watching him or his students because kevin was stunning people with his unique and true skill but the raw material looked just that at the end of the workshop. pruned raw material! i was hugely dissapointed i expected to see real end results and we all know meyerei can take the workload.
kevin i believed gave the audience a sense of what can be acheived short term and solid laid out plans that will be worked on progressively through the next few years. i think he inspired the avid watchers into going back to their collections and rethinking what CAN be not what will be if i trim and pinch for the next ten years!
yes we all impatient in this modern world and its not always a good thing but if we can combine the gratification needs without compromising integrity of ourselves or the material we work on then why not??
cordially
matsu

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Re: European Bonsai Congress 2009

Post  landerloos on Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:50 pm

Justin Hervey wrote:"A 2000 year old tree deserves that much consideration "

Well said Rob. I think there is a great danger in using important material such as this for demonstration purposes unless it is done on a progressive year-on-year basis. This would however hold little interest to most people in this age of instant gratification - yet, in bonsai, should patience not be our business?
The finished tree is spectacular, yet some might argue that it will now never realise its true potential.

Please dont take this as a personal attack on your person, but if you knew Kevin you would not wright that you wrote, I know for a fact that Kevin treats trees with respect, and a lott of considoration, this tree will be a stunning ten tree in a few years, that you can count on.

Kind regards
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