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World View of Bonsai 2006

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The World View of Bonsai is a gallery of trees still considered in development by the artist. It is an ongoing project, bringing a new sequel every year. These trees represent some of the latest work of talented artists from all corners of the world. Beyond the enjoyment of looking at these beautiful trees, the viewer will have a glimpse at the fascinating diversity of species used, as well as a broad representation of styles, both modern and traditional. These galleries will also serve as a witness to various ideas and paths, as well as introducing to the viewer the latest innovations in the art form.

We would like to place the emphasis on the contemporary aspect of the art of bonsai. There are great masterpieces from the past, teaching and inspiring us every day. But we believe that bonsai, like any other art form, is evolving. We would like to capture this subtle evolution throughout the sequels of this gallery. History can only be accurately assessed in hindsight. To have this hindsight, we will need many years' worth of sequels.

The only qualification for the trees submitted to these World of Bonsai galleries is that the artist must have done some major work to the tree during the year represented. In this way we hope to capture the bonsai featured at it's beginning when the artist has finalized the vision and released the "soul" of the tree for the first time.

We are deeply thankful to the artists who so generously offered their trees for our viewing pleasure. And hope that from time to time, they will surprise us with their latest masterpieces for further inclusion in this gallery.

Walter Pall - Germany
European/Norway spruce (Picea abies)
Height: 33.47 inches / 85 cm
Pot: Derek Aspinall

Morten Albek - Denmark
Common Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata
Height: 14 cm / 5.5 inches.
Pot: Tokoname

Peter Chan - United Kingdom
Shimpaku, Cotoneaster, and ShimpakuJuniperus chinensis, Cotoneaster
horizontalis, and Juniperus chinensis "Itoigawa"

Planted on Japanese black volcanic rock
Height: 48 inches / 121.92 cm
Pot: Chinese Yixing

Qingquan 'Brook' Zhao - China
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Height: 33.47 inches / 85cm

Mario Komsta - Poland
Japanese Red Pine Pinus Densiflora
Height: 17.32 inches / 44 cm
Pot: Tokoname

Wolfgang Putz - Austria
European larch (Larix decidua)
height: 20.87 inches / 53cm tall (nebari: more than 7.87 inches / 20 cm)
pot: Czech artist
Collected in spring 2001 in the Austrian alps

Andy Smith - USA
Ponderosa Pine (Pinus)
collected in April 2004
Esimated age: 500 years
53cm tall (nebari: more than 20cm)
Planted in a 27" oval ceramic container from Chen
Wang, Osiga Comapany of Ellicot City, MD.

Enrique Casta& ntilde;o - Mexico
Bougainvillea glabra

Robert Kempinski - USA
Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergi)
18 inches pot by Robert Kempinski

Colin Lewis - USA
Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis sargentii)
Pot: David Lowman, DaSu Studio
United Kingdom, transplanted to USA

Karl Thier - Austria
Black Pine (Pinus nigra austriaca)
Height: 100cm
Pot: Hand made of Ingrid Kralovec
Collected in the Austrian alps in spring 1997

Antoni Payeras - Urbina , Spain
Minorca's Juniper (Juniperus phoenicaea var. Thurbinatta)
Height: 45cm
Pot: Tokoname
The tree was collected in Minorca in 1995
(Minorca is one of the Balearic islands, Spain)

Ernie Fernandez - USA
Willowleaf Ficus (Ficus Nerifolia)
Started in 1987 from Rootcutting
Height:20 inches
Pot:Taiwan

Michael Persiano - USA
Korean Hornbeam (Carpinus turkzanowii)
Pot: Tokoname

Jerry Meislik - USA
Ficus (Wrightia religiosa)
Pot: Antique style, Japanese.

Budi Sulistyo - Indonesia
Lime Berry (Triphasia trifolia)
Height ? Pot: China

Andy Rutledge - USA
Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia)
Height 60 cm
Pot: Crataegus (Michael Hagedorn)

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