The Bonsai of Cheng Cheng-Kung
Born and raised in Taiwan,Cheng started his bonsai career in 1980. Surrounded by the beautiful mountains and scenery of his country,he had many occasions to observe the work of nature at its finest. Studying the structural impact of natural enviroment created the base for Cheng's extraordinary "Silk Carving Techniques"(Si-Diao). "Si-Diao" is a method of peeling wood fibre with special tools without leaving any toolmarks. Due to his talent to visualize outstanding bonsai material, Cheng ingeniously adds "durable" age to his otherwise perfectly styled tree.
He published his "Bonsai Shari Si-Diao",part one and two,in 2004. [Available through www.sidiao.com] Cheng is also a founding member of the "Taiwan Bonsai Creators' Association", founded in 1998. He had various international appearances on stage in countries like United States, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Philippines, Singapore, China, South Africa and Korea among others.