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Weyerhaueser Exhibit

Post  dick benbow on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:12 pm

In an earlier post I explained how styrofoam and a little glue to hold the sand was put together for an outdoor display. Thanks to Chris c, I can now post pictures so here's what the display looks like. This first photo features a boat stone. When displayed indoors i have seen a rounded stick of wood like a pole leaned against the boat.

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:32 pm

next table showed three mountain stones, over the last several days (4) that the exhibit was established, the look as held together well. No warping of the styrofoam or sand removed by a quick 'dusting" from a leaf blower to remove fir needles....The image in the center stone is quite interesting, a snowy mountain

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:36 pm

This is my favorite table. On the left it shows a full moon rising, the stone in the middle is a cloud stone, and the last an island stone. The effort was to visually create a scene . I'll post some closer pics of the individual effect
so you can see it clearer.

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:39 pm

close ups of the stones



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Post  dick benbow on Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:45 pm

so here is the last table, the boat stone shown earlier and the last stone here on right need to be protected from
freezing and wet weather. Kudos to David De Groot for educating the public to these stones. Most people know "banzai" but don't have a clue on "suey-what?" No

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Post  Norma on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:07 pm

PERFECTION!! I applaud this innovative display!! David De Groot is not afraid to push the envelope of tradition while maintaining the spirit of suiseki.

How much snow does this area receive ? Will there be a method to remove it ?

Thank you Dick for sharing your photos.

Best regards,
Norma

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:49 pm

Norma, We usually get a snow episode once or twice a year. It can vary from an inch or two to occassionally a foot or so here in the lowlands.

here's a look at what we do with the trees, so you can imagine we can also protect the stones the same way.

The enclosure is open on the front during the day for visitors and then can be added to with a front and heater.

glad you enjoyed the post, and yes, David is a national treasure Smile

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:10 pm

Hi Dick

This is a very nice exhibition....very nice stones.....More picture? Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Hans Vleugels on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:53 pm

Thanks for sharing these pictures...

Do you have a close-up picture of the stone on the left in the first picture?

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:10 pm

I have to apologise to the both of you as i have exhausted and posted every photo I took and have withheld nothing. If there is something specific you would like a photo of ie a particular bonsai or a close up of the boat stone, I would happily accomodate you as I'm scheduled to volunteer up there again on the 22nd.

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no needles 4 me please

Post  stonener on Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:47 pm

WoW! Dick
Great documentation, information we all can use even way down here in the Southern Ca. we to face this problem at all outdoor venues.
Thanks for the heads-up, by the way your favorite is also mine!... Basketball


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Post  dick benbow on Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:08 am

I have three favorite trees in the collection. The one pictured here is aka matsu ( red pine). The other is a semi cascade shore pine from british columbia, and the third is kuro matsu, who's story is that it was raised by an american of japanese ancestry during world war two, while he was locked up during the length of the war. The seed came from japan, was germinated, and raised initially in a tin can. Now over 70 years of age it pulls on my heart every time i see it.

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