Let’s have us a quickie!
I’ll let that above phrase tickle your funny bone…a bit….
Release your creative juices…..
Stimulate your mind…..
We are talking about a conocarpus erectus…..after all
I could last… all day with the double entendres but I promised you a quickie. Alrighty then, first pic:a Florida buttonwood, conocarpus erectus, looks like a blob of green right now. How about a defoliation? No green leaves are the new pink, you know. All the cool kids are doing it. Wow, three main branches, a few secondaries. They are long but length isn’t everything. You need a little wiggle to make you smile…..
What it does have is good lines. Good bones as they say. A nice Jin on the left there. Good taper.
My usual modus operandi is to wire, then pot, but I need to get a good idea of the angle first sooo…..pot!For you pottery aficionados out there, this is a Don Gould pot made for the 2005 ABS convention in Texas.
The wiring. I’m getting my hands dirty. I’d propose that, if you see a bonsai artist, male or female, who doesn’t have dirty hands after working on a tree, then they haven’t gotten their hands dirty……yet….ummmm.
And the reveal! Let me break it down for you. Look at the angle of the trunk as it emerges out of the soil. There are times when you want perpendicularity (real word, look it up), but with this tree, no. I could have done a cascade but I didn’t feel like it. Not sure if it could be one. Besides, like the windswept, the cascade is becoming the last refuge of cowards and scoundrels. We will call this a drunken literati. There isn’t a straight line on this tree.
That’s it. Those are all the pics I have. Hope you enjoyed it…..
…….Ok….I lied. I actually have a whole bunch of photos and even some video. So much footage that I was able to put together a YouTube video too, it even has a money shot. Here you go: