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Leo in NE Illinois

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 11:38 AM »
redwood (coast redwood), national geographic article on coast redwoods, and an Ansel Adams photo of Yosemite, which is sequoia, different species and habitat. The photo doesn't belong with the tree.

The magazine doesn't work for me either.

The display space is too small, the burl needs to be thinner and larger. It looks like the pot is bigger than the burl, over hanging it in spots.

This display points out my frustration with attempting to do displays myself. I have a bunch of stands, and things, but really have a hard time matching them to the tree that is going to be displayed, today. Mixing and matching is not my strength. Once done I can see what's wrong, but often I just don't have the depth of inventory of stands I need to go with my pots, I am often stuck just shoving what I have under the tree, whether it is right or not.
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 06:25 PM »
The slab seems a little too small to me - at least as far as width.  I like slabs a little thinner as well.

I also think a picture of Yosemite is prob not a good match for a coast redwood.    An unframed/ un-matted picture might look better than this fancy framed one.

And I don't think the magazine looks good in a display.  Looks like someone left it there by accident.

- bob
 

Owen Reich

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Redwood Display
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 12:44 AM »
Long, reasonably deep rectangle or rock slab would nice on a thinner slab of burl wood.  Tree is excellent and current pot is not bad, but a bit too tight feeling.  The display is far too busy as the supporting tree has a complex branch structure and is also too big.  A "too-tiny" kusamono (perhaps some moss or something with short tiny flowers) would be better to accentuate the feeling of height to the main tree.  Maybe some short native fern?  The Nat Geo could be available, but perhaps on a table nearby or something.  The photo is too strong.  Maybe a simple curved line representing Bridal Veil Falls or an erratic line portraying a famous vista in Kings Canyon would be better (as a scroll or on the backdrop itself).  I'd vote for nothing; just a kusamono and main tree on a slab.  The rest is for your mind to fill in if following a minimalist approach. The fact that it's a Coastal Redwood is not as important to me as what species or tree and location it's representing is (like using a boxwood to represent a Live Oak).   But, the message of the display should be clear or at least suggestive without all the literal stuff. 

Again, love the main tree and the thoughts were there.  Good display elements are not super-easy to come by. You could get away from a more common display by using something like a really old compass on a wooden octagon or scale covered wagon.
 

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Re: Redwood Display
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2013, 08:03 AM »
maybe you should ...SET IT ON THE GROUND & slowly back away
 

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2013, 10:59 AM »
I can understand the thought process that went into this... But I don't really like the result. The whole thing is a little too contrived and weakens the impact of an excellent tree.
As others have said, Yosemite and Coast redwoods don't go together and the complexity of the framed photo over powers the effect of the tree. I know that issue of N.G. and have the tri-fold photo of a redwood from it hanging in my office but I can't see how including in it helps the display. The slab and the pot are both too small for the tree.
 Did I say that it is an amazing tree?
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Redwood Display
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2013, 02:07 PM »
maybe you should ...SET IT ON THE GROUND & slowly back away

Yes it is a bit frustrating  ;D
 

Yenling83

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 06:58 PM »
I really like this tree, i'd love to have it in my collection.  I also give points to whoever created it for trying something differnt.  At first the fact that it was a coastal red, with a background in the Sierras really bothered me, but I really like Owen's comments about that which made me more okay with it.  The framed picture bugs me alot, but I hope more people will create scenes from the Sierras in the future.   

 

tmmason10

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Re: Redwood Display-Interesting
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2013, 03:10 PM »
I think there's definitely too much going on here. I like the tree on the slab, it would have been better by itself in my opinion.