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Bonsai Mirai: Asymmetry Bonsai Mirai

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9, 122 Ratings

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.

    Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil

    Meet Brad Cloepfil: architect and founder of Allied Works, inspiration and mentor to Ryan, incredible artist and innovator. In this episode, Ryan and Brad discuss their perceptions of the future and how it differs in their respective fields, the impact of the current pandemic on their teams and workspaces, and the intricate facets within the art forms they've chosen to build their lives around. For more of Brad Cloepfil's work, see www.alliedworks.com.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Peter Warren

    Peter Warren

    In perhaps our most socially-distanced podcast ever, UK-based bonsai professional Peter Warren (Saruyama Bonsai) joins Ryan virtually for a discussion of their respective times spent in Japan, their current work and inspirations, and how they're spending this time of quarantine. They explore the online future of bonsai, how isolation has changed their bonsai practice, and just reconnect as two friends on either side of the pond.For more of Peter Warren's work, check out his videos on azaleas and Japanese maples in the Mirai Live library, and visit https://saruyama.co.uk.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Michael Hagedorn: Bonsai Heresy

    Michael Hagedorn: Bonsai Heresy

    In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan chats with fellow Oregon-based bonsai professional Michael Hagedorn of Crataegus Bonsai. They trade apprenticeship stories, talk about their gardens, work, and inspirations, and discuss Michael's new book Bonsai Heresy, available now through Stone Lantern Publishing.Find Michael Hagedorn at https://crataegus.com and find Bonsai Heresy at https://stonelantern.com/products/bonsai-heresy.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Bob Muller

    Bob Muller

    In this episode, Asymmetry is back in the United States. Dive into the fascinating life and work of Mirai student Bob Muller, and bonsai's evolution in the eastern United States. Bob–a talented musician in addition to his bonsai practice–and Ryan discuss bonsai basics, techniques, and methodologies, the allure of continuing to improve old trees, and life in general. Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Trophy 2020: Teunis Jan Klein

    Trophy 2020: Teunis Jan Klein

    This is it. The big one. The episode we've been eagerly waiting to share with you. In our final episode from Belgium's Trophy 2020, Ryan sits for an interview with a titan of European bonsai: Teunis Jan Klein. The group explores Teunis' innovative deciduous approach, his inspirations, and the evolution of bonsai in the European Low Countries. Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen 

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Trophy 2020: Marija Hadjic and Sergio Luciani

    Trophy 2020: Marija Hadjic and Sergio Luciani

    In another episode from our travels at Belgium's Trophy 2020–and one where Ryan takes the lead–explore the approach, creativity, and thought process of the duo of Marija Hadjic and Sergio Luciani. These two have created an incredible dynamic of collaboration in their creative and contemplative bonsai presentations; this is a deep conversation about how bonsai is pursued as an art form, and the continued evolution of the European scene. Hosted by Ryan NeilRecorded by Michael Lime Allen

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

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Asymmetry

Asymmetry is on the cutting edge of bonsai, merging both the artistic and scientific elements of bonsai. I’ve learned so much already... can’t wait for more episodes! Bonsai Mirai is the best!

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The Mirai crew provides the best Bonsai information I have found anywhere online! Some episodes are so content rich I find myself listening to them two, three, four times and always looking forward to more!! Thanks Ryan and crew!

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