I have never heard of Walter Pall..
what does he do that "isnt following the rules"?
I know there is a developing "western" school of thought..
but I have never seen anything that is radically different from traditional bonsai forms..
Walters trees are amazing:
But they look like classic oriental bonsai forms to me!
im not seeing any departure from the traditional "rules"..
in fact, those all look like they could have come straight from the Japanese masters!
So im guess im not clear how he isnt following the traditional rules?