#181: 540L Aquatic Garden Verdant Gorge

Shin Dong Jin Seongnam-si, South Korea

Awards and Comments

Top Ten
While not immediately striking this artwork captivated my gaze for the longest duration. It's a piece that reflects deep contemplation on what an aquascaper aims to express offering numerous points of interest throughout the piece. Even the smallest twigs seem deliberately placed and the arrangement of the plants is truly fitting. It's a piece I'd love to see in person and admire for an extended period. I'm grateful to the artist for presenting such a marvelous artwork.
— Cho Jaesun
Magnificent work!
The proportion is imposing and gives us a feeling of breadth vastness.
The saturation at the focal point serves to mark the observer's starting point and also makes an analogy to the morning light which brightens the forest.
Good shadows perspective and lots of layers.
The two points I would improve would be:
1. in the repetition of rocks on the central path which borders on artificiality.
2. in the small driftwood located in the upper left portion of the layout completely unnecessary.
But without a doubt it is a work that deserves applause for the natural atmosphere and spacious feelings that we feel when appreciating this artwork.
— Andre Longarco

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 150 × 60 × 60 cm
Title Verdant Gorge
Volume 540L
Background blank
Lighting Aquas Metal Light Pendent X 2
Filtration EHEIM 2080 x 2
Plants Riccardia chamedryfolia, Bucephalandra, Eleocharis acicularis 'Mini', Bolbitis heudelotii, Microsorum sp, Micranthemum micranthemoides, Rotala sp. Nanjenshan
Animals Rasbora heteromorpha
Materials volcanic stone, branch wood

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