Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy holidays!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

NTC juniper

Yesterday I took the time to take care of my juniper which I styled at Vienna for the EBA New talent contest in 2008. The juniper was in these few years a bit neglected and was in need of a second styling. The material itself doesn't promise much, so I decided to meke something special out of it and give it some interest.
The new shape of the crown isn't much different from the original one, but the whole design is quite different. If nothing else this tree has some emotional and memmorial value for me.

In Vienna before the styling.

The finished work for the NTC.

The juniper a few days before the second styling.

The finished product.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Shohin yew

Today was time for some late-autumn work. My shohin yew was in need of some rewiring and styling. The first photo shows the yew as I got it in 2009.

A photo taken this summer.

After styling and before shortening the jin at the top.

The final product.