Bonsai Tree Art
Bonsai art is really special kind of the art. Bonsai growers create the object that is not relatively static, but it is very much alive and can continue living for hundreds of years, being admired by each succeeding generation. This art is an attempt to emulate nature in miniature.
A bonsai grower use his hands and tools to create unique bonsai tree - living sculpture. Every moment of its life can be shared; its crises and its moments of glory when radiates health.
Over time, bonsai began to take on different styles, each which varied immensely from one another. Bonsai artist gradually looked into introducing other culturally important elements in their bonsai plantings such as rocks and supplementary plants.
Bonsai has now evolved to reflect changing tastes and times, with great variety of countries, cultures and conditions in which it is now practiced. In Japan today, bonsai are highly regarded as a symbol of their culture and ideals.
The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation for the viewer and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity for the grower.