The Future Perfect: Beverly Hills Bonsai

California and Japan have always enjoyed a kind of aesthetic love affair and the latest collaboration on view at The Future Perfect’s residential Los Angeles gallery space, Casa Perfect, continues that tradition.

The first collaboration between ceramic artist Jonathan Cross and bonsai master Ryan Neil blends the ethereal with the earthly with the two artists exploring the cross-pollination of traditional living sculpture with physical ceramic sculpture.

The series, which features one-of-a-kind creations, allows the demarcation between plant and vessel to almost disappear, marrying Neil’s mesmerizing living sculptures with the rustic geometry of Cross’ celebrated work in ceramic. “You truly are meshing living sculpture with physical ceramic sculpture and really touching on aspects of compatibility in the aesthetic of the two mediums,” says Neil of Portland based Bonsai Mirai.

See the full piece on The Future Perfect here.

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