Twisted Itoigawa Shimpaku Progression

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Twisted Itoigawa Shimpaku Progression

Post  shimsuki on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:39 am

Here is the shimpaku I was given at a workshop at Shohin St. Louis in 2009 before it was styled.


This next picture is halfway through the styling.


Here is the completed tree from the workshop. The leader of the workshop was Tigre Urishibata (forgive my spelling). His father was supposed to be the headliner of the show but had health issues. His father is well known for shohin in Japan. I did most of the work on the tree, like wiring and carving the shari, while Tigre did some jin and move branches around. Tigre helped me out with the design, back then I could not see the completed work out of the rough material, since then I have been working on my eye for design.


After letting it grow for a year, here is how it looked.


Over the summer, once I saw that is was pushing a lot of mature growth, a sign that it is good to work on junipers, I rewired it.




It will go in a pot either this spring or next. Any suggestions or comments? I plan on repotting it with Mike Hagedorn, with whom my father is in a study group with.

Andrew

shimsuki
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Twisted Itoigawa Shimpaku Progression

Post  MACH5 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:49 am

Looking good shimsuki. My recommendation, if I may, is to tilt the tree slightly (possibly towards the left) to add more movement to the spiraling trunk and arrange the branches a bit so that the tree doesn't look so balanced. Right now your tree is a bit static and somewhat symmetrical. Nonetheless great job!

MACH5
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Twisted Itoigawa Shimpaku Progression

Post  Jose O. Rivera on Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:17 am

Great work, good progression. Thank for sharing

Jose O. Rivera
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Twisted Itoigawa Shimpaku Progression

Post  anttal63 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:24 am

Well done Andrew! Brilliant material and a great start this tree has! cheers

anttal63
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: Twisted Itoigawa Shimpaku Progression

Post  pongsatorn.k on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:25 am

nice bonsai!, my opinion are it look too balance on apex. it look opposite form with twist trunk line.
I think... it will look better if the apex have flow to eiter side, maybe to the right as it form is strong flow to this side. I must apologize to you as it is only beginner comment Basketball


pongsatorn.k
Member


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum