Wednesday, July 22, 2009

mugo pine #13

First two images spring and summer 1999 as Peter Thali found the mugo pine in Switzerland.
After plucking the needles the tree looks good again. This one appears very unusual. It looks so ancient, so archaic. Like someone has styled it who knows nothing about bonsai but a lot about real tree, like nature did that. Well, that's exactly what it is supposed to look like. I could tame him and make him more behave like a bonsai but I am tempted to leave him as is. If I ever show this in a big exhibit this may be a slap into the face of the judges. Or not. We'll see.


Anonymous said...

I love the wildness of this tree.

Anonymous said...

Looking good!

Anonymous said...

Great Tree, great decision(s). I like the way you anticipate or honor the long development of a tree.

But I think you removed the first branch (right side, first picture). Wouldn't it be even more shocking *and* nice if it would sill hang over the pot? Or was it to long - or am I mistaken?

"Danke" for talking about/showing your work so openly.

Walter Pall said...

No, I have not removed it. It is the kind of strange kinky lowest branch still. How could I ever have the branch that makes this tree unique!