You surely know the Bonsai of cannabis, meeting with the Budzai.
Using traditional techniques designed to shape bonsaiToronto artist Peter M has transformed two ordinary cannabis plants into mesmerizing spiral sculptures. At first glance, it's not easy to recognize weed plants, it's more like a crooked tree, with thick trunks and almost no leaves.
Peter M.'s plants are on his Instagram account and are not meant to be smoked. Here are some pictures for the pleasure of the eyes.
Peter M has no prior experience with cannabis plants and has no desire at the moment to consume his work.
"I decided one day to create a living art like a bonsai, but with something more controversial and annoying," Peter M tells Lift & Co.
"I grow for art and for my own research," he says. "For now, I'm focusing on vegetative growth and visual design of my plants. Although one day, he hopes his sculptures will be exhibited in a gallery.
"I also want to encourage people to develop unconventionally and to break the stigma of cannabis. "
To this cause, Peter M has teamed up with Plant With Benefits, a collective of cannabis bloggers, to raise awareness of safe culture among more Canadians.
In some respects, siblings Budzai have very similar needs to those of normal potted plants (insulated culture tent, an 150 W LED, fans, a charcoal filter), but as many can attest, grow a cannabis plant at home can be a challenge in itself.
The Budzai diet includes much more detailed tasks, including training at low and high stresses, leaf size, rubber cabling to handle the trunk (very slowly), and sticks of wood to support heavy plants up. Not to mention a lot of patience.
"The biggest challenge I've found is keeping plants alive and thriving while managing their creative aspect," says Peter M. "It's a living art and it can be unpredictable, which makes it more exciting for me.
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