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october

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A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« on: November 05, 2010, 03:24 PM »
Hello all.. Over the Summer, I was lucky to find this beautiful piece of raw material shimpaku. At which point, I thought it would be a great idea to reconnect with my first bonsai teacher Suthin Sukosolvisit. Those who know his work and him as a person agree that he is one of the greatest bonsai artists in America. He is in very high demand and I was very fortunate to get time with him.

I only did some bark stripping and some fine wiring, otherwise, this is 100% Suthin's work. Here are the befores and afters of the tree. A shohin, about 6-7 inches tall with maybe a 2 1/2 - 3 inch base.

Next Spring it will go into the appropriate pot.

Rob
 

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Re: A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 03:28 PM »
Sweet little tree. Suthin is not only a tremendous Bonsai artist, as this tree shows, he is also a classy person who is truly kiond and giving. Thanks, John
 

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Re: A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 07:59 PM »
Very Nice Work!!!!!
 

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Re: A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 08:54 PM »
So I'm just curious about what plans you have for those 2 left side branchs. The dead wood looks great for starters.
 

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Re: A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 05:14 PM »
Thank you shimsuki.. I am proud to display Suthins work...


Hello majohnson..Well, I don't really have much of a plan for the jins o nthe left, I may refien them a little or might just leave them.. Right now,  I think I might like the way they show themselves sporadically up through the foliage. However, I will assess the tree each year to see if my view changes.

As far as the shari, I will probably augment it a bit more going up the trunk..We will see..Next year, repotting will be main task. It should probably rest for a year after it is repotted this coming Spring...

Rob
 

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Re: A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 09:21 AM »
Very nice shohin!  Thanks very much for sharing.  I have a similarly sized and shaped shimpaku rough stock, and your tree has given me a lot to think about.

Just out of curiosity, was the shari carved in a continuous spiral running up the main trunk, or did you just strip the deadwood to make the shari in a couple of places?


 

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Re: A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 04:45 PM »
Hello mcpesq817
The shari was carved by hand, by Suthin using a small little knife and pliers. I watched as he meticulously carved and pulled practically each strand and piece of wood. The shari is in the front in 2 places, made to look like a spiral..It would have probably compromised the health of the tree to carve any more. I probably should take a second look to verify this though. The back has excellent branch placement and the tree will probably never have any shari in the back. 

Rob
 

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Re: A Visit With Bonsai Master Suthin Sukosolvisit
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 09:21 AM »
Hi Rob, thanks for the clarification.  That is incredible work - I'd love to have that tree on my benches :D