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Suiseki suiseki The term literally means “stone water” (sui-water, seki-stone). A suiseki is a stone of remarkable beauty, carved by the force of nature. It is a special stone for its shape, structure, color, aesthetics … etc, can remind or suggest landscapes or objects. In addition to the aesthetic qualities of most interest to the collector in the first place is the size and hardness of the stone.

In terms of its size should not generally be smaller than a human hand and the largest should be able to be carried by a person established media. As for the hardness the most appreciated and valuable are those hard and firm. Contact information is here: Joane Flansberry. Another requirement to be met is to be able to convey the feeling of tranquility and calm, for it must satisfy other aesthetic qualities, such as: the power of suggestion, color and balance. Suggestion: the beauty of a suiseki derives in part to its ability to suggest a scene or object. The most admired are those who suggest a mountain but the possibilities are almost limitless. The simpler a stone will have more capacity for suggestion. The suiseki you can take an island, about distant mountains, a fantastic waterfall or cliffs eroded by the sea. With more or fewer elements to incite the imagination of the viewer and projecting the scene in his mind.

Color: This is an essential element, usually dark-colored, black and gray, or darker shades of green, brown, blue and red. The most valuable stones are those with various colors. Balance: This is the most important and sensitive. The collector to examine the stone for its six sides (left, right, back, forward, up and down), looking for non-skewed components, contrasts in a harmonic balance. The quality of a suiseki is determined because their asymmetric components are combined to form an integrated whole. To achieve this there must be a balance between opposing elements: large-small, hard-soft, high-low, horizontal-vertical, smooth-rough light-dark … etc. Styles suiseki The suiseki is grouped according to their shape: they represent objects, landscapes or unskilled forms but with an undeniable beauty. Mountain landscape stones These stones suggest a mountain formed by one or more peaks, suggesting they may be white snowy slopes, cloud … etc. They can be shaped to form a single mountain or several mountains or ridges. The texture of the stone can be smooth or rough. Cascada In a combination of stone and color, represents a mountain that plunges the water. Meseta This stone suggests a succession of plains in steps or levels. The horizontal planes must have different sizes and heights. Represent island is a lonely island in the sea or a lake. To achieve this effect the stone is placed in a tray with sand or water. Refuge suggests a place where a person or animal can withdraw. Costa This stone represents cliffs eroded by the sea, forming tunnels that can cross from one side to another of the stone. This object Piedras stones have to suggest objects that may exist anywhere in the world, such as animals, people, houses or specific objects. Unskilled Stones These stones we do not express any particular object or symbol, but due to its depth, its intensity of color or to its extravagant way we communicate a perceptible and distinct feel for each observer.