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What is 360?

Postby Steven » March 13th, 2009, 3:02 pm

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Re: What is 360?

Postby aaron_tas » March 13th, 2009, 3:13 pm

loaded question :?:

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Re: What is 360?

Postby Ash Barns » March 13th, 2009, 6:26 pm

This is a controversial subject supported by Will Heath from Michigan in the U.S. and supports the theory that trees can be viewed from all angles and that no tree has a preferred front. In other words a 360 degree appreciation which I support to some degree on Broom and some Weeping styles. Walter Pall also endorses this on some of his trees but I really don't see it myself. Most of us have two dimensional trees with the added back branch to imply a three dimensional effect. We enjoy a preferred front for the purposes of showing to the viewer.

It will be great to hear what the other members feel about this.

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Re: What is 360?

Postby aaron_tas » March 13th, 2009, 6:28 pm

i agree with this, i try and style my trees with that in mind, but...

i definately choose a preferred front though :D

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Re: What is 360?

Postby Bretts » March 13th, 2009, 9:14 pm

I found the thinking very intresting. I remember a few years ago when I fisrt saw the thin forward leaning side view of a maple bonsai that was amazing from the front. I would not knock anyone for doing this I believe in personal chioce but I would pfrefer a tree that was relativly apealing from as many angles as possible even if the chosen front lost some impact as a result.
I remember a massive mulbery tree as a kid. It was left to it's own devices growing next to a cottage ruin. It made a massive instat cubby with massive branches that touched the ground 80% of the way around, great to climb and plenty of mulbries to eat and thow at each other :twisted: . To take a picture of this tree you would pick the opening of the branches to show the massive branch structure, but then you would walk around it to apreciate it fully. I would not like to walk around a bonsai and see the other side of the smoke and mirrors.
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Dave54 » March 14th, 2009, 7:31 am

Hi Guys,
Unless it is some sort of windswept style, give me a front.
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Pup » March 14th, 2009, 9:56 am

According to the most senior of teachers ( Sensei ) a tree that has a 360% look is a good tree.
I personally find them pleasing and perplexing. Some teachers also say, that it is not the front it is the preferred veiwing side.
I just like good trees. Whatever you choose is right for you after all you are the one spending your time and effort.
The most important thing is to enjoy it. Because if you do not it will not get the treatment it deserves and die. No tree deserves that.

Just my opinion for what its worth. :D Pup
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Joel » March 14th, 2009, 10:28 am

Somebody on BonsaiTALK (can't remember who) once said: "A good bonsai is like my wife, looks beautiful from all sides, but i still know where the front is!" (or something to that effect). I admire this quote, both for the comedy and the mode of thinking.

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Re: What is 360?

Postby Pup » March 14th, 2009, 11:39 am

JayC. wrote:Somebody on BonsaiTALK (can't remember who) once said: "A good bonsai is like my wife, looks beautiful from all sides, but i still know where the front is!" (or something to that effect). I admire this quote, both for the comedy and the mode of thinking.

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Also the brownie points it earns :lol: Pup
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Bretts » March 14th, 2009, 12:47 pm

The most important thing is to enjoy it. Because if you do not it will not get the treatment it deserves and die. No tree deserves that.

A comment in Bonsai Focus from an apprentice puts an intresting spin to this comment. He stated that a regular customer informed him that one of his previously styled trees had died. The apprentice had really liked this tree and was very sorry to hear it. The costumer stated it's ok I never really liked that one anyway. The apprentice learnt then that if he was to master this craft he must be able to style trees the way a customer likes as well as himself or else his creations would not get the care they deserved.
Yet Walter states even though he sells some trees he never styles to sell.
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Dave54 » March 14th, 2009, 4:04 pm

Hi Soltan,
don't know who Walter is but a man after my own heart. The tree will dictate the design if you look into it hard enough for inspiration.
Then design the tree you like and if others like it all well and good.
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Asus101 » March 14th, 2009, 4:09 pm

Dave54 wrote:Hi Soltan,
don't know who Walter is but a man after my own heart. The tree will dictate the design if you look into it hard enough for inspiration.
Then design the tree you like and if others like it all well and good.
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Re: What is 360?

Postby BonsaiBoy » March 14th, 2009, 7:35 pm

Maybe its another one of those virtual bonsai thingies that take way too long to load. I never understood why someone would spend so long making a fake bonsai on a computer that doesnt even look good. :o :? :roll:
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Dave54 » March 14th, 2009, 7:50 pm

Crikey !!!!
that Walter.
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Re: What is 360?

Postby Steven » March 15th, 2009, 10:27 am

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