it is an opinionclonitza said:He's great Mark, but not the best. This isn't a healthy thinking ...
for me it is. it makes me aspire to be better. we all need heroesclonitza said:This isn't a healthy thinking ...
Agreed. I believe Mr Amano has a unique mix of qualities that make his work possible. Not only has he massive amounts of vision but he is also from a culture that is very unique in its relationship with nature. I can only see someone else out of Japan coming close, and even then I doubt they would have the same outlook in aesthetics toward context (for example the products developed by Amano to minimise disruption to the 'scape - glassware, cabinet style, tank style etc. etc.)Mark Evans said:The Man, Mr Amano, really is the greatest ever scaper to live, and In My very honest opinion, no one will ever come close to him.
I agree 100%. No one else comes close in terms of originality, productivity and consistency.Mark Evans said:The Man, Mr Amano, really is the greatest ever scaper to live.....
I hope you are wrong on this count, as I feel the hobby is in real need of an injection of originality. I get the impression that you are right, and that aquascaping has been done, and all that is left is tweaking basic themes to make them a little different from each other. I suspect this is how cosmologists will feel once the grand unified theory has been finalised.Mark Evans said:....and In My very honest opinion, no one will ever come close to him.
Me to, But I reckon your right with this...Dave Spencer said:I hope you are wrong on this count, as I feel the hobby is in real need of an injection of originality.
You've got oli knott, doing the mad and bizarre stuff...which he does well by the wayDave Spencer said:and all that is left is tweaking basic themes to make them a little different from each other
I keep thinking about the artistic side of things, as in 'surreal' More along the lines of the plants as 'colours' and painting a picture.More like a painter than a gardener.clonitza said:hink for instance about painting styles:
This is great way of thinking, but I fear, for us in the west, UK especially at the moment, many folk just cant unwind. stresses of life. To be honest I wished I was 60's, flower power dude, but sadly I'm not.clonitza said:We need to clear our minds before having a bit of inspiration I think.
maybe so, but he did the ground work over the last 20 years or so. I would say, he's now the teacher, but would still produce magical tanks if he didn't have his helpers...just on a smaller scale.clonitza said:ust remember that Amano is not alone, ADA is not made of robots, is made of people that collaborate in doing that beautiful things. Amano alone would have achieved nothing without his mates.
I think creating something original is still possible but I think what Amano did by creating the 'Nature' style is still a one off in its popularity and vision.Mark Evans said:You've got oli knott, doing the mad and bizarre stuff...which he does well by the way
Amano doing the Nature thing, like no other. You've got maybe biotopes, which George covered, and did really good. Then onto the Dutch themed tanks. Maybe, there's is an avenue to slightly change the Dutch theme, but then it's just 'tweaks' like you say.
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