Gardening Australia or 1960’s Star Trek.
You need priorities my friend.
At least we could discuss this over a next time I see you at least. Not sure when the next bonsai exhibit will be allowed from easing of lockdown restrictions?
Mmmmm... 2 people with hands up.
That's nailed it for me, and this is even more prominent in Ryan's work because of (what I see as) the amount of pretentious wank he spouts. He goes on about this tree being so ancient and rugged and then produces this perfectly manicured little helmet on the top. Call a spade a spade mate and your work IMO becomes more credible.Rory wrote: ↑May 18th, 2020, 1:20 pm What I’m saying is..... if you’re wanting to create an artistic representation of the tree that’s fine, but these exhibitionists don’t claim that in their speeches. So.... you can’t have it both ways.
If you want to accurately reflect a tree, which they nearly always say they’re trying to do, then that is what Mike is explaining time and time again, that it’s just always the same result and the exact logic they use to explain their end result is quite the opposite.
What a load of nonsense. What prey tell is Ryan's tree or a thousand other green domes trying to represent then?=wrcmad post_id=278301 time=1589721504 user_id=7001]
However, there are many here who seem to (unwittingly or purposefully?) conflate the Japanese bonsai-psyche of "representation", with their own interpretation - that of "imitation".
In this instance, it would seem, more than just sometimes, that it is more convenient and fitting for one's own interests to interpret it as "imitation"......However, if you spend enough time in Japan, (I suggest you try it one day. ) you start to understand their thought process, line of thinking, and general aims..... and it is much less imitation, than artistic representation..
So then perhaps you could illuminate for the benefit of us all how I and others have disrespected the integrity of this forum?how about just respecting the integrity of this forum, and the art itself,
I've had a gut-full of seemingly self-appointed psychological profilers who consistently misrepresent comments of others due either to flat out ignorance or a need to grandstandIn short, pull your head in.
I've had a gut-full of the self-proclaimed experts ragging on other's work in the pursuit of a self-ego-boost.
I make no apologies for loving the Japanese bonsai aesthetics and the reasoning behind it.
You keep reading your wabi sabi, poets, and spiritual tea leaves brother.
Yeah, I like a difference of opinion... it's what makes this forum a constant source of learning and interest.
You keep right on walking into it don't you?
No, actually you don't. You pretend to understand a subject which in actuality you have thought very little about and hypocritically take refuge in suggesting the commenter is ''self-righteous and belittling'' which more accurately describes yourself.