Known as the father of American Bonsai, Dan Robinson gave American bonsai a face and a voice some time ago. He has defined the relationship between bonsai and the natural world. Dan is working on a giant, weeping red pine. He has already carved the dead wood. His demonstration will focus on wiring and designing around the trunk, all 7 inches of it. The tree is 32 inches tall. While the carving on the trunk is the focal point, designing and wiring the foliage makes it a bonsai, not just a beautiful tree in a pot. It will be dramatic and perhaps you will have a different view of the art of bonsai by the end of the meeting.
The Puget Sound Bonsai Association was formed in 1973 and is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the education of its members and the general public in the art and culture of bonsai. Club members have bonsai experience that ranges from beginner to recognized experts in the art. The PSBA holds regularly scheduled club meetings featuring demonstrations and educational programs by national and international bonsai artists. The club also stages public shows and participates in community events where members' trees are showcased.