Friday, February 2, 2024

What can fine art do for bonsai? Sculptor Benjamin Keating pontificates. Ep26

 I. Episode Summary & Links

            In today's episode, Kevin and Benjamin Keating discuss his history in art and how he got into bonsai, challenges associated with displaying bonsai in art galleries for long periods, Ben's bonsai + metal marriage projects in progress, and what to look forward to from Ben's art!

The video version is available here (follow along to see Ben's trees in development during the garden tour):

The podcast version is available here.

Guest Info:

Benjamin is an artist specializing in metal sculptures and now he is exploring ways to combine that skill set into bonsai including using metal sculptures as containers, incorporating sculptures into the tree, and even branching into commercial production of Raku-style bonsai pottery. The first 50 of his new line of large Raku-style pots are available on an invitation-only basis. Contact him through his social media or website to apply with a picture of your tree!

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More pictures of Ben's work are below.