Reworking the deadwood on a larch

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Thought I'd share this with you. I have a yamadori larch which has had a tough time. It needed a rework but lacked character and possibilities. I decided to run with my gut and re carve into more of a sleepy hollow spooky winter image. This is a bit of fun but why not.

I have been testing a new acrylic preservative and wood hardener also so I used that to strengthen the weak hollow trunk. See what you think.

http://www.bonsaibasho.com/micromarket/?url=/library/library/a331

Phil
 

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That is a stunning tree. Look forward to seeing it in winter.
 

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Guessing you are a Nick Lenz fan, I am sure he would approve of this beauty. Thanks for the hardener info as well.
 

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Nick Lens Fan..........hmmm

In truth I'm not that much of a fan of the abstract/unconventional, its just that the tree was near as damit at that place where it was looking either going to look failed as a conventional literati or I had to let it go where it could. Not sure if I'm happy with it myself but I'm going to let it rest for a year and may tone down the carving next year once the potting angle is sorted.
 
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