GNARLY: THe Dan robinson retrospective

May 11 - September 29, 2019

Gnarly honored a lifetime of work by local, international legend Dan Robinson. As Robinson turned 80-years-old, Pacific Bonsai Museum looked back on his still-flourishing career as an American bonsai renegade who pioneered unorthodox techniques and championed 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, visitors saw a slice of Robinson’s world displayed in installations of bonsai, rock, and wood representing each decade of his career. May 11 through September 29, 2019.