Wild and Wonderful Bonsai
Wild! There’s so much going on with this delightfully crazy tree, that you could spend a long time looking at it and still see something new. It’s a Chinese juniper by Yang Hsui.
The three bonsai shown here are all from the 2008 Taiwan Bonsai Creators Exhibition booklet which appears on Bonsai Shari Si-Diao, Cheng, Cheng-Kung’s website. Cheng is one Taiwan’s most famous, and most innovative, bonsai artists and teachers.
This one is more wonderful than wild. But take a look at the size of the pot relative to the tree and particularly the trunk. Could the tree really stay in that pot? I suspect it’s it just for show and soon it will go back into a larger container. The texture of the trunk is interesting too. Looks kinda like termites got into in.
Ficus microcarpa by Hsieh, Shun-Chin
Wild and eccentric. I wonder if this tree was influenced by calligraphy? Certain Chinese bonsai styles use calligraphy as inspiration. Hibiscus tiliaceus by Chien, Yuen-Kui.
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