Tuesday, April 7, 2009

the rowan was styled finally

This is a rowan or mountain ash, Sorbus acuparia. They grow wild in the Alps and climb pretty high up the hills. Anyway, a rowan of this caliper is very rare. I do not know of another one. Many folks tried to talk me into selling it.
The first images are as of one year ago. The final ones are the tree as of this morning. It is in the naturalistic style, in the informal broom form, suposed to look like a real tree and not like a bonsai.


Matt Williams said...

Dear Walter,

I have been looking forward to seeing your first styling of this Rowan very much, I do not know of another rowan even approaching this quality. This is very beautiful Walter and I am glad to see another excellent nauturalistic styling of a european deciduous species.

With much respect,

dr hooss said...

Fantastic work i have only ever seen one other rowan as bonsai. Rowan is by far my favorite tree. I started training one from seedling 2 years ago still a long way to go thanks for the inspiration.