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 Post subject: Kusamono: Species unknown
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:22 am 
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Hello everyone,
I'm really curious to hear your thoughts on this composition.

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Love it? Hate it? Don't care one way or the other?
(Species unknown. Pot: Dan Laxdall)
Best regards,
Carl


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:58 am 
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The more I look at it, the more I like it. The thing that grabs me about it is that the forms can be broken down into simple geometry. I also like the minimalist nature of the arrangement.
The second part is that although the forms are clean cut and geometrical, they also have a distictly rustic feel to them. This softens the edges and breathes life into the picture.
Great work.


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I am wondering if your choice of a bamboo mat was intentional as the composition brings to my mind a small stand of bamboo.
Very nice balance and blending of earth to heaven.

Will


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 Post subject: Simple
PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:59 am 
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I like this one very much. You dare to break it down to a very simple image. Very wabi sabi. Humble and peaceful.
I like the white background as well as the bamboo matt. It extends the image, and I imagine a simple grass, maybe growing nearby a lake in the mountains.
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Morten Albek


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Love it, big time.
Non-theatrical, without splendor but still sublime.
-Cody Oliver


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I like it very much. It reminds me of grasses growing on the edge of a stream or river. I'm wondering if perhaps moving the planting to the right or left would enhance this image?
-David


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I like your grass planting, especially in the "rock" container.
When I look at your presentation I see many vertical lines, perhaps too many. You have lots of upright lines in the grass PLUS many upright lines in your bamboo reed mat stand. After looking at the vertical lines my eye picks up all the round ends of the cut bamboo reed.
For my taste, I would turn the bamboo reed mat stand 90 degrees to have the lines run horizontal, not vertical. Then I would shorten the length of the bamboo reed mat stand. Just an idea.
Keep up your good and creative work.
Bill


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:26 pm 
This display is very well balanced and very well done. The contrast between the pot and the grass reminds me of springtime.


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