Movement and Flow in Bonsai

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Let us first define the two concepts to ensure that we are all on the same page during this discussion. Movement is what physically happens with the trunk and branches. In other words, whether the trunk moves to the left or to the right or in an S-shape to both sides alternatively. Flow is the general direction that the tree leads the eye towards. There are a few things that determine this flow.

bonsai_wallpapers-17 A formal upright tree does not necessarily show flow as the idea here is that the tree is symmetrical and well balanced. Most sources recognise that it is the first or primary branch as

Homemade Bonsai The primary branch’s movement is towards the right and the apex is also in that direction. Overall flow therefore is to the right. It can also be seen that the tree is planted towards the left of the mid-line of the pot. well…

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