Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design

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‘Cool!”, ‘Beautiful!,’ ‘Amazing!’: bonsai have universal appeal, as evidenced by these common, cross-cultural, post-viewing reactions. But why? What makes them so beautiful? What exactly makes a bonsai, a bonsai?


Through Pacific Bonsai Museum’s 2018 exhibition, Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design, visitors will be able to analyze bonsai trees and describe what they see. The exhibit will break down major design elements of bonsai art--line, shape, form, space, color, and texture--exploring each element in detail. It will demonstrate, with trees from Pacific Bonsai Museum’s collection, how these design elements are used in bonsai.

  • Saturday, Apr. 21 - Sunday, Sep. 30, 2018
  • Location: 2515 S 336th Street, Pacific Bonsai Museum, WA
  • Phone: 253 353 7345
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free admission by donation
Living Art of Bonsai: Elements of Design