BONSAI; LIVING SCULPTURE - ANCIENT AND MODERN
March 5, 2010
BONSAI; LIVING SCULPTURE – ANCIENT AND MODERN “In Japan, Bonsai are considered national treasures. It is our great pleasure to feature several historically significant Masterpiece Bonsai Trees from the Bonsai West collection. According to Michael Levin, owner of Bonsai West, ‘these trees have never been shown in a gallery setting before.’ This show was inspired by artist and sculptor Jacob Kulin, who, using his own artistic talent will be ‘presenting the trees in an innovative manner, reformulating some of the more conventional standards of display.’ ” Dennis Duffy
BONSAI WEST www.bonsaiwest.com Bonsai West will be featuring the works of some of the most acclaimed Bonsai artists in this country - as well as trees styled by artists in Japan, Korea, and China. The Bonsai West collection consists of some of the oldest and most Beautiful Bonsai trees outside of Japan. One such masterpiece in this exhibit is well over 400 years old, and has been collected from the wild. Bonsai West has become a destination for bonsai lovers from throughout the world. JACOB KULIN, KULIN MODERN www.kulinmodern.com For this event, Jacob Kulin is highlighting the significance of proper presentation of the bonsai. Jacob has addressed the challenge of finding the proper balance between the bonsai, the pedestal/table on which it is placed, and the surrounding space it occupies. The goal of the show is to explore the true beauty and artistic aesthetic of the bonsai, including technical composition and presentation. Many of the pedestals and tables were designed specifically to suit a given bonsai, a unique means of exhibiting these living, sculptural forms.