A compelling bonsai story. If the best bonsai tell a story, this one speaks loud and clear. I think that the story here is expressed in the way the low tree on the right appears to have regenerated after a near fatal fall and the way this effect is supported by all the deadwood. Then there’s the overall balance that’s enhanced by the way the the foliage and wood on the small tree mirrors the large tree. There’s more, but enough said for now.
A great demo at an excellent show
A few days ago we featured some bonsai from the Malaysia Bonsai & Stone International Exhibition 2012. The photos were courtesy of Robert Steven. Now we’re featuring one of the demos at the exhibition, also courtesy of Robert Steven. Robert’s bonsai and his bonsai critiques are featured regularly on this blog for good reasons, not the least of which is that Robert is one of the most daring, innovative and prolific bonsai artists around. Not to mention the crass commercial piece: we sell Robert’s excellent books and his Bonsai Aesthetics line of tools and wire (just a little disclaimer that in no way detracts from Robert’s brilliance).