History of a Bunjin Scots Pine
Grown from seed by Northwest artist Ron Yasenchak, this Scots Pine is about 25-30 years old. It was purchased by a client of mine who has an eye for the unusual, and who takes the long view in reaching a goal.
It’s been about 6 years since it was restyled, with the front turned around. Designs with the back branch being the lowest are relatively more common in bunjin than in other bonsai styles.
The container, incidentally, was made by me in the early 2000’s. I can roughly tell the period because I lived in Arizona at the time, and would throw decomposed granite from a nearby wash (dry stream bed) into the clay, which made spots of melted feldspar in the fired piece.
Scots Pine in 2007.
Scots Pine, 14″, in 2016. The tree made an appearance in the 2016 U.S. National Exhibition, where it won the ‘Finest Natural Bonsai.’