Our 2019 exhibit 'Gnarly' honors a lifetime of work by local, international legend Dan Robinson, proprietor of Elandan Gardens, Bremerton, WA. As Robinson turns 80 years old, Pacific Bonsai Museum looks back on his still-flourishing career as an American bonsai renegade who pioneered unorthodox techniques and champions the gnarly, twisted forms of aged trees in nature. From his days with the ‘Bonsai Bums’--who helped establish the Pacific Northwest bonsai scene--to the groundbreaking of his unique local attraction, Elandan Gardens, see a slice of Robinson’s world displayed in installations of bonsai, rock, and wood representing each decade of his career.
Get lost in Dan's life story written and beautifully photographed by Will Hiltz. Dan's approach is uniquely his own and shows profound respect for trees, nature, art; the whole process that we call bonsai.
High quality hardcover with dust jacket, 10 1/2" x 9 1/2" 292 pages