Attila Soos wrote:
, what stops you from expressing your individualism through bonsai? Being impersonal is a matter of choice, not an inherent quality of the bonsai medium.
I'm not stopping, just answering the question why is bonsai not always an artform. Also, in the West there are many people who are just doing bonsai not for self expression, but for small gardening. They don't even think of art or design. More and more I don't dare to use the word (bonsai) without asking "what do you mean with YOUR bonsai ?". There are so many differences ..... that maybe we need another 10 words to distinguish the bonsai from the other bonsai.