Stretching the limits of an art form

I’m sure that many bonsai enthusiasts might be less than enthusiastic about Nick Letz’s, erm, interesting bonsai and penjing arrangements. Some may even be offended at his mixtures of flora and nontraditional pots, or his inclusion of sculptures. Me, I’m blown away, because I’ve been dreaming and creating similar arrangements with carnivores for years. This is the point where we see the evolution of an art form, where traditionalists will scream about how this is inappropriate or sinister, and the new practitioners end up themselves becoming part of the established order as they’re gradually accepted. Count me in as on the side of the Robert Bakkers and John Lydons.

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