Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Two shohin Scots pines

Both are collected Scots pines, Pinus sylvestris. Both are about 18 cm only, making them ideal shohin size.




2 comments:

Rune Kyrdalen said...

Hi Walter. Have you thought about reducing the size of the crown on the two pines. That would improve them a lot in my opinion.

Rune

Walter Pall said...

Sure, I have thought about it. I will reduce the size a little. Concerning 'improve them a lot': This is a matter of taste. In mainstream modern bonsai taste it would improve them. I am already beyond this, althugh many of my trees are still in exactly this taste. I am fed up with grotesque fat over-compact modern bonsai. I want more elagant more natural bonsai. Time will tell whether this will become mainstream in a few years. I think most modern bonsai don't look naturlal at all, they look like made of plastic. I think that in too many modern bonsai the most important thing is lacking: the soul. They are made to impress, they are agressive, many of them are kitsch.

Walter