Monday, June 24, 2013

Progetto Futuro

This weekend Vid Novak end I spent two great working days with Enrico Savini at his school Progetto Futuro near Bologna. It was a great positive experience with intense two days of work, new knowledge and lots of fun.

When we arrived we first gave a quick look at his garden. Its a stunning collection of trees with many great masterpieces and award wining trees. Its a special and truly stunning garden.

After the quick garden tour we immediately started to work. Vid was styling his great Pinus Mugo. Its a powerful old Mugo Pine with great potential. It was prepared in the past for this step and now it was time to proceed towards the final image.

Vid working on his powerful Mugo Pine

Enrico Savini

Great Pinus Mugo almost done for this step

On the second day additional students came to the studio and Tommaso Triossi joined the group to help us all out. 

Tommaso Triossi working with a PF student
Positive atmosphere in the studio
I was working on my Juniper and the goal of this step was to improve the branch structure, to refine the foliage and to restyle the first left branch. The problem with the first left branch was that it was to heavy and that from the side the branch didn't look good. 

Juniper before the stylng

Four bigger branches ware cut off to improve the structure

Juniper after the styling

The result of the work is promising and im looking forward for the next steps. In the next step I will work on additional foliage refinement and development of the foliage on the first left branch. In addition to that there will be some improvements and changes on the deadwood. After that it will be time to start to search for the right pot.

The whole experience was really great, positive, creative and educative. The right combination of enthusiastic hard work and fun.

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