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Bonsai Mirai is a company, a place, a practice, an ethos. This is our space to discuss all things bonsai, design, and the intersection of these worlds.

Bonsai Mirai: Asymmetry Bonsai Mirai

    • Artes visuais

Bonsai Mirai is a company, a place, a practice, an ethos. This is our space to discuss all things bonsai, design, and the intersection of these worlds.

    Andrew Robson

    Andrew Robson

    In this episode, dive into all things deciduous with bonsai professional Andrew Robson of Rakuyo Bonsai, another artist on the cutting edge of American bonsai's evolution. Andrew is not only a bonsai practitioner, but an accomplished musician; listen as Ryan and Andrew explore the dichotomy of Ryan's love of conifers, and Andrew's devotion to deciduous. They examine their thoughts about performing (both musically and in bonsai), their respective apprenticeships, and their passion for native North American species.Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 2 horas 16 min
    Randy Knight

    Randy Knight

    In this episode of Asymmetry, get to know prolific, world-renowned yamadori collector Randy Knight. Aside from the mysteries of the collection process, Ryan, Randy, and Lime dive into Randy's life with trees, his passions, and his unfailing curiosity about the world around him. Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 2 horas 15 min
    CoffeeCast with Todd Schlafer, January 2020

    CoffeeCast with Todd Schlafer, January 2020

    In this episode, we kick off 2020 by catching up with great bonsai artist and friend Todd Schlafer of First Branch Bonsai. Todd, Ryan, and Lime discuss the end of the year and start of a new decade, their hopes and goals for 2020, what it's like to drive across the country in a truck full of bonsai, and some nostalgia on their collaborations over the years. Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 1h 8 min
    Walter Pall

    Walter Pall

    Walter Pall is an unmistakable, remarkable personality in the bonsai world. In this episode of Asymmetry, Walter, along with his student Jennifer Price, his apprentice Thomas Haerrig, and inimitable yamadori collector Randy Knight, join Ryan to discuss the evolution of bonsai, and the evolving concept of authenticity as it relates to the art.Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 2 horas 29 min
    Jan Culek & Tom Benda: Pt. 2

    Jan Culek & Tom Benda: Pt. 2

    In part two of our conversation with Tom Benda and Jan Culek, both incredible Czech ceramicists, we dive further into what makes them tick as artists. Explore how the evolution of bonsai fuels the evolution of their art, and vice versa; listen as Ryan, Lime, Tom, and Jan discuss the formation of ideas, the influence of the environment on a creator, and more.Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 2 horas 25 min
    Jan Culek & Tom Benda: Pt. 1

    Jan Culek & Tom Benda: Pt. 1

    In this episode of Asymmetry, dive into the stories and experiences behind the innovative ceramic and bonsai artists Tom Benda and Jan Culek, both of the Czech Republic and both creating some of the most exquisite ceramic vessels available for bonsai today. Listen and explore the fall of Communism and the shifts in government in the Czech Republic, and the experiences that shaped the lives and artwork of these two incredible artists.Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 2 horas 24 min

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