Styles are named conventions based on visual characteristics that influence how people view a tree. The artistic and conceptual expectations of excellence may shift among the different styles. Their associated meanings are often culturally-bound and relate to other art forms as painting, dance, and music. Since styles are expressive and plants have to grow, bonsai artists sometimes shift a plant’s style in anticipation of how best to work with a tree’s potential. This transition requires years of intentional restructuring.
Moving to Leadership
A bold future beckons: engaging people new-to-bonsai while deepening our existing relationships and networks. Everything depends on our specimens being exemplary. As we on-board one of the continent’s most important private collections, we’ll be refining our existing collection and expanding our audiences. We need your help – spreading the word, coming to see the specimens through the year, learning more, and supporting us.