Australian Style. . . what is it

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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby brenden » February 18th, 2009, 9:26 pm

Yes count me in Jon, be it through forum or email.
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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby Asus101 » February 18th, 2009, 11:00 pm

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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby Jon Chown » February 19th, 2009, 12:55 pm

Well folk, I think that this thread has been done to death and it''s time to close it down.

Those people who may be interested in participating in an E-workshop can pm me for information and we will take it from there.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this discussion, I feel that there were some excellent points to have come from it.

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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby bonsaiLov » November 13th, 2013, 9:32 am

It has probably been said here already, but I think if it gets TOO FREE-FORM, it can become, like the Chinese Badly-balanced 'flying dragon weaving between clouds' type trees, AND then CANT be JUDGED because there can be no guidelines, Just like BS ,ABSTRACT paints.
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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby treeman » November 13th, 2013, 11:23 am

I believe this subject can only lead to confusion, misinterpretations and dead ends. Isn't the whole idea of bonsai to represent the nature we observe around us on scale which we can appreciate reletive to the physical size of a human?
(In other words, to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of a tree up close without moving our head) To me, any deviation away from the natural form misses the original point of bonsai. In my opinion, the goal should always be to capture reality as much as possible and remove/refine/simplify until we achieve it. Therefore if we see a nice gum tree, we try to duplicate it in a pot. (good luck with that by the way)--No such thing as Australian Style, Japanese Style etc., just Australian vegitation ''form'' Japanese pine tree ''form''.
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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby Isitangus » November 13th, 2013, 12:10 pm

Therefore if we see a nice gum tree, we try to duplicate it in a pot. (good luck with that by the way)--
Plenty of good gum bonsai's around-a quick search of this forum is evidence enough
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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby Guy » November 13th, 2013, 12:47 pm

...aussie style? ...when we use a stubby as size reference..... :)
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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby SouthernSky » October 12th, 2014, 2:11 pm

bonsaiLov wrote:It has probably been said here already, but I think if it gets TOO FREE-FORM, it can become, like the Chinese Badly-balanced 'flying dragon weaving between clouds' type trees, AND then CANT be JUDGED because there can be no guidelines, Just like BS ,ABSTRACT paints.


Better free-form trees with character than endless "BS" lookalikes with no originality. Trying to replicate Japanese styles is craft, finding the unique character of a tree is art.
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Re: Australian Style. . . what is it

Postby BonsaiBoy » June 19th, 2015, 10:31 am

Guy wrote:...aussie style? ...when we use a stubby as size reference..... :)


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