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A Bonsai in Hand – a Quick Study on Perspective

08/20/18

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This Willow left Ficus (Ficus nerifolia) belong to Suthin Sukosolvisit. If you are familiar with this species and know something about its typical leaf size, then you may not be fooled by the presentation. However, if you aren't familiar with this variety of Ficus, you might imagine that the tree is considerably larger than it is

A study in perspective with a nod to pot color. When comes to bonsai photos, perspective can be an issue. This is sometimes solved by contrast with a familiar object.  Suthin, the artist behind the Ficus shown above and below, sometimes uses a can (something I find a little distracting). Or he sometimes uses a hand (a much better choice imho). Or in the case of the photo above, an unfamiliar object that intentionally messes with perspective (I like it!).
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A Ficus in hand is worth two on the bench

Must be the season for red pots. Questions about the use (or maybe misuse) of red bonsai pots have come up in two recent Bonsai Bark posts

 

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Here, perspective is provided primarily by leaf size. And because you've already seen the photo just above

 

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Here's something I've only seen Suthin do; contrast a bonsai with a piece of fruit. The tree is another Willow leaf ficus, but not long after defoliation, so leaf size doesn't provide that much perspective

 

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Another way to provide a little perspective. Also by Suthin

 

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The man himself working on one of our famous Green T Turntables. The tree is... you guessed it, another Willow leaf ficus

 

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Speaking of Suthin, you can visit him and his wonderful small (and not so small) bonsai at the 6th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition, September 8th and 9th in Rochester NY

 

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