The Seven Principles of Bonsai Design will have you creating miniature works of art in no time.
The Seven Principles of Bonsai Design provides a compendium of fundamental bonsai processes and artistic composition principles, all of which offer the guidance required to transform simple and humble trees into works of art. The creation of a bonsai is just the beginning, for these are living sculptures that can transcend an individual’s lifespan. Consequently, the
Bonsai trees are stylised and immaculately groomed works of art portraying aspects of natural trees and artistic flair. In bonsai creations, elements of nature and the tree’s natural characteristics are incorporated into the artistic design and composition to create visual balance and appeal. Bonsai settings are viewed as miniature worlds depicting the world of trees in their natural surroundings.
For the novice and the experienced alike, bonsai trees with natural and artistic appeal can be created by following a set of Seven Principles of Bonsai Design that incorporates the fundamental bonsai processes and artistic composition approaches. By applying these principles, simple and humble trees can be turned into magnificent showpieces.
The Seven Principles of Bonsai Design apply throughout the development of the bonsai through their various stages of transformation into works of art. Applying these holistically allows the encapsulation of natural features and artistic styling within a miniaturised bonsai world as a representation of the natural world.
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