The 11th annual Bay Island Bonsai “Exhibit of Fine Bonsai” is coming up on January 16-17 and Boon has again asked Mas to participate as a guest exhibitor.
The BIB show consists of formal 6-foot seki-kazari displays, in which the main display object is paired with one or two other elements, such as a scroll or a small plant. Mas has often chosen to make a contemporary display, pairing one of his own paintings with a suiseki, rather than using a more traditional Japanese scroll. It is always a challenge to select a painting that will harmonize with the suiseki and help to create a meditative space.
Our club is excited about our new location at the Alameda County Fairgrounds and hope that everyone can find us there! Please go to the Bay Island Bonsai Exhibit page for details about the show.
Mas’ display at the 2008 BIB Exhibit: