Bonsai Mirai: Asymmetry
Rodney Clemons

Rodney Clemons

November 28, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is remotely joined by Rodney Clemons, a beguiling bonsai professional based in Georgia who humors us with his personability and guides us through his bonsai discovery. This long-awaited conversation sparks a reminder of the massive impact Rodney's approach to bonsai had on Ryan when he first returned from Japan, witnessing the magical garden facility that Rodney ardently built with his wife Charlie over the years. 

Aaron Kupferman

Aaron Kupferman

November 6, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is remotely joined by the multi-faceted artist Aaron Kupferman who's refined sculptural concrete vessels have just been added as an entirely unique collection to Bonsai Mirai's webstore. Delve into the mind and the process behind these concrete creations to understand the influence of Kupferman's background, process, and how this unusual medium can be used in modern artistic bonsai creation. 

Kupferman's work is available in our webstore at: https://goods.bonsaimirai.com/collections/vendors?q=Aaron%20Kupferman

Meet the Mirai Office

Meet the Mirai Office

October 30, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, peek behind the scenes of Bonsai Mirai and meet the team of creative, tireless, and passionate people helping every day behind the curtains. Get to know the voices from the office, some old and some new, as we enjoy each other’s company with a happy hour before a Super Tuesday livestream. We cover media, arts, and our origins sitting in the far corners of the Mirai office as the fall sun dips behind the tree line.

Asis Inzunza and Mexican Bonsai

Asis Inzunza and Mexican Bonsai

October 24, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is remotely joined by Mexican bonsai practitioner Asis Inzunza to have a conversation about the origins of bonsai in Mexico and the cultural influences of Central America on their bonsai aesthetic canon. Delve in as we explore the way in which bonsai practice is nuanced based on the culture wherein it is practiced, and the insight of Asis's personal bonsai discovery journey.

David Cutchin

David Cutchin

September 25, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is joined by the talented and multi-faceted bonsai professional and sculptural artist David Cutchin from Florida. His 3D framework constructed out of the remnants of ancient trees echoes the depth and stories of each piece of deadwood combined into the composition. Join the verbal journey Cutchin leads us on through his past and perspective, and keep an eye out for his astonishing work that will be in our webstore soon. 

 

Andrew Robson: Fruiting and Flowering

Andrew Robson: Fruiting and Flowering

September 20, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, we are rejoined remotely by Andrew Robson, the bonsai professional behind Rakuyo Bonsai, to follow up on a discussion about fruiting and flowering bonsai species. This episode not only touches on deciduous species but also the impact of the devastating Oregon wildfires and our close community members at Telperion Farms who were deeply affected. 

Derek Delisi

Derek Delisi

September 4, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is remotely joined by Derek Delisi, a bonsai practitioner from Montreal, Quebec to discuss philosophy and how it pertains to bonsai. Tune in to this esoteric conversation that highlights the concept of enactivism and other unique philosophical perspectives. 

 

 

The LAB Project: Conclusion

The LAB Project: Conclusion

August 22, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, the completion of the LAB project is celebrated over cheerful banter and beers amongst artists Ron Lang, Austin Heitzman, and Ryan Neil with curator Aaron Packard. The Living Art of Bonsai project, also known as the LAB project, is hosted by the Pacific Bonsai Museum. It is a first-of-its-kind of program, based on an artist-in-residency model, providing bonsai artists the opportunity to create works of art outside the limitations of the marketplace. 

For more information on Pacific Bonsai Museum's LAB Project, check out http://pacificbonsaimuseum.org/lab/ 

Gareth Barber: Soil Science

Gareth Barber: Soil Science

August 14, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan Neil is joined remotely by aquaculture expert Gareth Barber in New South Wales, Australia for a comprehensive discussion on soil science from a new perspective. Expand your understanding with a digestible vernacular that digs into the science within the bonsai pot. 

 

Todd Schlafer

Todd Schlafer

July 31, 2020

In this episode of Asymmetry, Ryan sits down with Troy Cardoza and Todd Schlafer, a Colorado bonsai professional, to catch up on their lives and all things bonsai. They examine the increased ability to observe and respond to their tree's needs during these homebound times to offer insight on adjustments in care.

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