Vance Wood wrote:
If you owned one of Kimura's master pieces would you try to foist it off as your own work, or would you make sure everyone knew it was a Kimura master piece? This entier discussion would mean nothing if it was totally about the tree, but it's not.
Vance if I bought the tree, it would then be mine to do as I want with! Is this not so?
If I chose to give it away or set it on fire the tree belongs to me! Yes?
I do not care who has styled the tree nor who created which branch!
My care is only for the tree!
And if I were to list the creator of the tree I think it would start a war between Christians and non christians!
I am in Bonsai because I love the wee trees I do not care for shows!
To me, shows are like golf! Why would anyone hit the ball to chase after it just to hit it again! Where is the joy of sharing Bonsai? Where is the companionship with helping a friend along the way? In order for a person to grow in Bonsai they must always be willing and eager to be the student as well as the teacher! If not,it becomes just another hobby!
These are just my views! It does not matter who agrees or disagrees. The beauty of any object is only in the eye of the beholder!
My views do not change because someone else does not see what I see.