I wrote a post a month ago about this tree I call “infinity” because the loop it makes with its trunk. In the last month, it’s been going through some transformation more than it has seen in a few years. Not that it’s growing quickly and changing quickly but me as the bonsai artist is going through a transformation. What I mean by that is when I started to focus on my trees, I now see many possibilities, angles, and small changes that I did not recognize before. I’ve become more observant.
Some of the changes I made from my last post:
– I changed the “front” of the tree. Viewer will see more of the dead wood which makes the trunk more interesting. The looped trunk is emphasized.
– I reduced the foliage more by removing some of the lower branches. The new mass of foliage fits the tree better because of its skinny trunk.
– I compacted the green even more by pulling the branches together with wire. Shaping the branches so that they are closer to the trunk.
– Carved the trunk more so that more of the deadwood is showing and balancing with the red/brown trunk.
– Pulled the mass of green closer to the trunk and permanently secure the loop to the trunk with a stainless steel screw so the tree looks tight.
– For the near future, I made a pot that it will be transplanted to. The pot will be thin and uneven somewhat like thee tree itself.
Bonsai is never finished. This tree will sure continue to change in the future.