Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Olive number 4, Olea europea sylvatica, wild olive, collected in Croatia in 2009. Last image as of March 2010, just before I got it. Nowadays olives are almost always styled to look like a juniper that wants to look like a pine that was styled by Kimura. I want to get away of this. If in art something has been a fashion for a while it is a good idea to do something quite different. My olive does not know that it is a bonsai, it just wants to look like a large olive and it dose not need deadwood to prove this.
The top is still too flat. But it is just a matter of time and it will correct itself. The third image is a virtual to show a better top as it will look like in tow or three years. The wonderful pot by John Pitt seems to have just been made for this tree.
Posted by Walter Pall at 8:05 PM