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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm

gotta get those 50 posts :lost:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm

gotta get those 50 posts :lost:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm

gotta get those 50 posts :lost:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm

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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm

gotta get those 50 posts :lost:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:32 pm

gotta get those 50 posts :lost:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:33 pm

gotta get those 50 posts :lost:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:34 pm

gotta get those 50 posts :lost:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:34 pm

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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:34 pm

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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:34 pm

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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:35 pm

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Re: testing

Postby bunce » July 25th, 2017, 12:35 pm

50 :hooray:
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » August 7th, 2017, 10:52 am

my new playground for proofs before posting
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Re: testing

Postby bunce » August 7th, 2017, 11:11 am

Wabi-Sabi and its relevance to bonsai techniques

Now that we have discuessed how wabi-sabi is intrenched in Zen philosophy, id like to discuss how that influences what we do with our bonsai tools.

One of the first and most basic things we learn in bonsai is how to cut a bonsai. From twigs to trunk chops, we have techniques for all, and priciples that define how we do it. Some of them are horticultural, but asthetically, we know that a scar on a tree from a big chop is not beautiful. We know this firstly because we do not see this in nature. We either see a broken off branch, or rot. Only in man made trees do we see scars healing over. This is all part of the notion Naturalness. We work so hard to conceal scars, or create jin and shari, to disguise our work, because we all already know that seeing the work of the artist is not Natural. In the world on conifers, we will almost alwyas prefer jin over a cut wound. And for me I cant feel like we are harnessing Wabi, freeing ourselves of this branch we cut off, freeing ourseves of the marterial worth of the foliage it holds, creating asymmetry, balance. On the other hand, something as drastic as removing a branch, alone, is quint essentially Sabi. And for me this is how one thing, the seems to be focused on oneside of the Wabi-Sabi spectrum, come full circle, to a juxtaposition, between two guiding forces. If the question really is; To Jin or not to Jin? then surely the answer is; To Jin.
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