Bonsai Mirai: Asymmetry
Pacific Bonsai Expo with Jonas Dupuich & Eric Schrader

Pacific Bonsai Expo with Jonas Dupuich & Eric Schrader

August 24, 2022

Eric Schrader and Jonas Dupuich join us to discuss their co-creation of the upcoming Pacific Bonsai Expo in Oakland, California. A juried exhibition featuring 70 outstanding bonsai displays and a selection of the most reputable vendors in the community. In addition to learning more about the event, we explore their prolific field-growing methodologies, thought processes, and recent bonsai endeavors. 

The tickets are on sale now, as well as information on where to stay and how to get there: https://www.pacificbonsaiexpo.com/

Bonsai Evolution with Todd Schlafer

Bonsai Evolution with Todd Schlafer

August 10, 2022

Todd Schlafer takes a break from his busy schedule to reconnect with us on all things bonsai. He updates us on his new garden build and his continued evolution as a bonsai professional. We touch on the upcoming Mirai in the Wild project, which Todd was a part of, as well as the loss of a bonsai legend in the community—Jerry Morris, an absolute pioneer of western bonsai.

To learn more about Todd's work check out his website: https://www.firstbranchbonsai.com/

Tropical Commentary with David Cutchin

Tropical Commentary with David Cutchin

July 27, 2022

Mirai's tropical instructor—David Cutchin, shares insight and perspective on some of the tropical content he's helped us create that we've released over the past few months on Mirai Live. We discuss the groundbreaking demonstration he recently performed, and we remember some of the iconic bonsai pioneers in North America who passed away this year. David is a wonderful human being, a talented artist, and a positive ambassador for bonsai.

Catching Up With Randy Knight

Catching Up With Randy Knight

July 13, 2022

Adventure seeker and bonsai provider—Randy Knight, joins us again to catch up on all things life and bonsai. The conversation takes off as we dive into some of his recent and upcoming trips, exploring the topic of yamadori, reminiscing on past adventures, and even touching on the myth and legend of Sasquatch. 

David Crust

David Crust

June 15, 2022

The self-proclaimed punk rocker of bonsai–David Crust, sat down with us to share in a wonderful conversation that touched on life, art, bonsai, and connection. With over 45 years of experience, he has shifted the rules of bonsai and won international acclaim with his unique approach and style. 

Dan Robinson: Part 2

Dan Robinson: Part 2

June 1, 2022

In part 2 of our interview with Dan Robinson, we explore his personal history and approach to bonsai compared to traditional methods. Dan, who is the artist and owner of Elandan Gardens in Bremerton, Washington, has significantly influenced the world of bonsai with his unique perspective. Tune into this verbal telling of history to learn more about his fascinating approach to bonsai.

Dan Robinson: Part 1

Dan Robinson: Part 1

May 18, 2022

Dan Robinson owns and operates Elandan Gardens in Bremerton, Washington. His seminars and workshops on bonsai carving and sculptural processes present a unique perspective–emphasizing natural forms and rejecting prescribed rules that he feels restrict artistic expression. During a recent trip to his garden, the Mirai team spent one-on-one time with Dan, exploring his unique perspective and horticultural approach to the bonsai art form over his prolonged and illustrious career.

Steen Christensen

Steen Christensen

May 4, 2022

Teaching, growing, and cultivating trees for over 30 years–Steen Christensen walks us through one of the most cutting-edge landscaping projects in reforestation history. He shares personal insight on collecting seeds, preserving the genetics of the North American forests, and his focused attempts at curbing climate change.

Spring Garden Updates

Spring Garden Updates

April 20, 2022

Ryan and Ira recount the most recent bonsai shuffle caused by an unexpected (and unprecedented) April snowstorm, and take a trip down memory lane in honor of Mirai's 12th anniversary.

Eli Akins: Waldo Street Pottery

Eli Akins: Waldo Street Pottery

April 6, 2022

In this episode of Asymmetry, we sit down with Eli Akins—the proprietor of Waldo Street Pottery. Eli has a growing ceramic presence in the North American community. His work has taken on significant levels of evolution, which highlight his dedication to mastering the craft. Join us for a tremendous discussion of ceramics, the interaction and overlapping of music as a medium, and practicing bonsai. 

 

To see more of Eli's work, check out his website www.waldostreetpottery.com/

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