What is a Suiseki ?
SUISEKI (viewing stones or landscape stones) are in fashion everywhere where the interest in bonsai has flourished. The reason for the fascination of Suiseki lies in their physical beauty and immovability. Behind that physical simplicity there is hidden all the beauty of a mountain or mountain ranges, crater lakes, snow lined ridges, chasms. Contemplation of the stone can reveal to us more about our inner selves, the stone reflecting our emotions through our imagination. They can provoke thoughts of mountains we have seen in our travels.
Another attraction is they do not require any special care. If you are into woodworking, a great deal of the joy can be in creating the dia (stand) for the stone. The discovery itself can be immensely pleasurable to the finder.
I would like to show the picture of the 2 suiseki recently added to Selby’s collection, both which appeal to me, Tess very much.
The first (on left) resembles a Mountain Goat standing on the side of a mountain. See its face and the back swept horns ??
The second (on right) is of a stone Bonsai Tree and the Dia (stand) is a timber carved Bonsai Pot. Both pieces are about 30 cm high.
Both are of a pink marble that come from China and the stands are made by Selby.
Congratulations to Selby 2015
He has again been selected for “the best 50 Bonsai and Suiseki in the world book.”
With this entry of a head sculpture of a “First Nations Warrior”. The stone is natural Jasper
Here is a stone from the new Museum in Alashan, Mongolia – looks like a seal to me