Deborah Koreshoff

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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby Jake » July 21st, 2010, 8:09 pm

i brought myself 2 koreshoff books today as im looking to get into aus natives, they are great! i will be getting deborahs book aswell its a bit harder to hunt down though.
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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby Jake » July 25th, 2010, 8:02 am

i picked up her book a couple of days ago, best bonsai book ive read so far! 10/10
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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby Bretts » July 25th, 2010, 8:56 am

The best ever written in the Western World :D
Now I have read Naka's book I can say that :P
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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby Handy Mick » July 25th, 2010, 9:53 pm

I bought Deb's book the other day as well, A great read and very indepth.
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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby MJL » October 13th, 2018, 8:25 pm

:bump:

MelaQuin wrote:In late January 2008 she sold all her trees, gave up bonsai after being heavily involved since the age of 7 and went to artistic pursuits that did not require watering or styling. It is a great loss to the bonsai community but Deborah is shy and did not like to be centre stage or put herself forward. It is a pity as she had her parent's magic in her hands.

A couple of months ago I received a request from an international enthusiast for her contact details and he was advised that 'she was out of bonsai and not responding to queries'.



Well ... I purchased Deborah's book today. Second hand, paperback edition - I was paging through it at the BSV show and was impressed enough to put in under my arm. Then some experienced growers explained that I had picked up quite a famous Australian book.

So ... now at home and for once quiet on a Saturday night, I was interested enough to look into the background and stumbled across this thread.

Wow! What a wonderful exit. Someone so skilled, clearly humble and shy and bang! One day Deborah is there ... and then gone and it seems, all trace of her trees. Wow!

10 years on ... anyone prepared to post a photo. Please. :?:
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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby Kunzea » October 15th, 2018, 4:18 pm

There are two of Deborah's trees at the National Collection. I think they bear her name, at her request/agreement. We too honoured her wishes about no attribution of artist. In recent years she visited the collection a number of times and grew to greatly like what she saw, and thus became happy with the acknowledgement of her work.
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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby MJL » October 15th, 2018, 8:51 pm

Kunzea wrote:There are two of Deborah's trees at the National Collection. I think they bear her name, at her request/agreement. We too honoured her wishes about no attribution of artist. In recent years she visited the collection a number of times and grew to greatly like what she saw, and thus became happy with the acknowledgement of her work.



Cheers, for the response Kunzea. Appreciated.

I have been to the National collection but only for about one hr in between meetings - I will come back. I probably saw Deborah's trees. Are you able to say which they were. I guess it does not really matter - they may have changed markedly. Regardless, I am now a fan and I really appreciate the legacy that Debrah left by way of her writing.

I have now spent two nights in and out of the book; it is quite brilliant. I am stoked to have purchased it. The fact that it is Australian and the manner in which it is written with supportive line drawing makes for an engaging, informative and easy to understand book. Indeed, her description of using moss and why liverwort is so crus was also helpful; I heard to kill it with vinegar (just this weekend as it happens) but I did not understand why it was such a problem for bonsai until I read Deborah's explanation.

I am loving this book!

PS - she would like the use of my figurines .... oh well, can't please 'em all. ;)
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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby MJL » October 16th, 2018, 6:47 pm

To clarify .... in my PS above - I noted that Deborah would like my use of figurines. Correction - I missed the word ‘not’; Deborah was ‘not’ a fan and advised caution. I still like the little blighters - that may change when my trees are good enough to stand alone. [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]


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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby Timritchie » October 25th, 2018, 1:16 pm

One of my favorite bonsai books of all time, I picked up a hardcover version about year ago.


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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby John(JP) » October 27th, 2018, 9:35 am

My very good friend Roger urged me to read above all Deborah's book suggesting it is "the book" - I managed to secure a second hand hardcover copy in excellent condition which was delivered yesterday - only several pages into a thorough reading and I am impressed

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Re: Deborah Koreshoff

Postby MJL » October 27th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Yep, the more I read, the more I like Deborah’s writing and indeed the clarity of her line art too.

As a related aside - more on the mystery around Deborah’s collection and wherever it went. My step father was visiting his family in QLD (Samford area) about a year ago and was lucky enough to be invited in to view a wonderful private Bonsai collection held by a real estate business man. My step dad noted that this fine and friendly man had learned from Deborah and may have had one or two of her trees. Cool. Small world. [SMILING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]


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