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In Vivo Bonsai: The Many Skills of Angelica Ramirez

            Angelica Ramirez is a vibrant new face within the bonsai scene. As Kevin and I realized in our interview, Angelica is a uniquely pushed individual with experience in music, helicopter piloting, archery, portray, bonsai ceramics, and extra not too long ago she is ready on studying bonsai to the best diploma potential. Angelica has been an apprentice on the Chicago Botanic Backyard’s bonsai assortment and this yr she is the brand new Nationwide Bonsai Apprentice on the US Nationwide Bonsai & Penjing Museum in Washington, DC. It was a pleasure documenting her story and we sit up for watching her bonsai expertise and profession develop!

            Angelica has an ideal web site the place she paperwork her many pursuits. You could find it on the hyperlink beneath.

            Additionally, Angelica maintains a database of energetic bonsai ceramicists around the globe. You should utilize it to seek out native potters in your space on the hyperlink beneath, or contact her by her web site/social media to get your self added!

The podcast model is offered right here:

The video model is offered right here:

Elements 2 and three will probably be uploaded and linked beneath on Friday, 7/7/23 and Friday, 7/14/23. Additionally, learn on to see photos of Angelica’s work in bonsai!

IA. Angelica Interview Half 2

Half 2 Podcast model:

Half 2 YouTube model:

IB. Angelica Interview Half 3 (Bonsai Brainstorm)

Half 3 (Bonsai Brainstorm) Podcast model:

Half 3 (Bonsai Brainstorm) YouTube model:

Bonsai Brainstorm Footage

Closeup of tree #1 – Drew’s Japanese Black Pine

Vast view of tree #1 – Drew’s Japanese Black Pine

Facet A of tree #2, Eduardo’s Japanese Black Pine

Facet B of tree #2, Eduardo’s Japanese Black Pine

Ryan’s native (graybark or frost) grape yamadori on the dig website.

Ryan’s native (graybark or frost) grape yamadori on the dig website.

Ryan’s native (graybark or frost) grape yamadori on the dig website.
Ryan’s native (graybark or frost) grape yamadori on the first potting in a big coaching pot.

Angelica was knowledgeable musician earlier than entering into bonsai and nonetheless teaches music part-time.

Angelica was very aggressive in archery and even made it on the USA archery workforce!

Angelica and her very supportive dad!
Angelica later went on to flight faculty however professionally it is extremely expensive to finish all of the coaching wanted which is a part of what made her change paths, as we mentioned.
Angelica can be a talented painter. Bonsai has been an enormous affect on her type of portray additionally.

Extra badass work by Angelica, this time on stringed devices!

As mentioned, Angelica began her bonsai coaching in Florida within the gardens of Feng Gu and Dave Cutchin. She additionally studied early on with Peter Chan within the UK.

Right here is Angelica’s first main bonsai which she mentioned within the interview. This tree was in Feng Gu’s backyard for some variety of years. Angelica realized beneath Feng for some time earlier than he let her purchase the tree! This image is from when the ficus tree was displayed on the EpCot bonsai present on the time Angelica had owned and labored on the tree.
Angelica was so decided to purchase that ficus that she TRADED HER CAR for this van simply to convey it residence.

Angelica’s first bonsai styling contest on the Bonsai Societies of Florida conference.
Nice work Angelica! She gained second place within the BSF Scholarship styling contest.

Here’s a more moderen image of Angelica, alongside the well-known Goshin forest planting initially made by John Naka. That is one in every of many timber Angelica has the distinction of sustaining for the US Nationwide Bonsai & Penjing Museum’s assortment throughout her apprenticeship this yr.

As talked about within the interview, you may entry her database right here. Angelica did point out she may use volunteer assistance on sustaining this and increasing it long-term if anybody was !



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