Gallery: Jim Smith
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Author:  Editorial Staff [ Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:57 am ]
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This thread is for discussing the feature gallery "A Gallery of Bonsai by Jim Smith".

Author:  Jerry Meislik [ Thu May 04, 2006 6:54 pm ]
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Jim Smith is one of my friends and bonsai teachers and his trees show his great mastery of the art.

Jerry Meislik
Whitefish Montana USA
Zone 4-5

Author:  Attila Soos [ Sat May 06, 2006 2:20 pm ]
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I wasn't quite aware of how versatile this Ficus salicifolia can be. It looks like one can create virtually any shape or form in any style with it. Amazing little trees.
The challenge, I guess, is to keep the empty spaces from getting overcrowded. I like a certain airyness in any bonsai, and this ficus will constantly try to defy that.

Author:  tom kehoe [ Sat May 20, 2006 12:22 am ]
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What little I know about bonsai, Jim has taught me. He is both a great and generous teacher.
But to really appreciate his trees you have to see them in person. They simply have extraordinary "presence." Truly great bonsai (like all great art) create an emotional impact when they are viewed. Jim's collection is simply stunning.

Tom Kehoe

Author:  Adam John Prawlocki [ Sat May 27, 2006 11:39 am ]
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Nicely done overall. What I enjoy is he clearly has an aesthetic in mind as he creates and you see it consitently conveyed in each tree. Beautiful.

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