“Ando Chido” Juniperus Procumbens in Nike Cortez
Experimental potting pushes not only the limits of the tree’s life but it also pushes the technical and artistic boundaries of the art form. This sculpture visually manifests Chido-En, a juxtaposition of an ancient Japanese art form with the living visual language of Mexican-American culture.
Since the tree has been recently re-potted, the life of the tree cannot be guaranteed by the artist, all efforts will be made by artists to consult with you on how best to keep the tree alive. This tree should remain outdoors and watered every day. Bring indoors only when being displayed for short periods. Each tree includes a consultation with Javier, where care and maintenance tips will be discussed and best practices for providing the best conditions for your tree to thrive. Additional consultations and styling sessions could be arranged at a later date.
Image courtesy of Proyectos Tyrone
Proyectos Tyrone is a conduit for BIPOC-centric projects that promote artisans/designers/humans from marginalized LA regions. Proyectos Tyrone is happy to release it's second project at Cafe Murmurs with artist Javier Ramirez:
Chido-En is the bonsai project of LA-based artist Javier Ramirez. Chido-En offers traditional bonsai services and a hand-picked amount of carefully selected starter and intermediate trees available for purchase. Merging the Mexican slang word for cool (Chido) and the Japanese word for garden (En), Chido–En also explores the mixing of two distinct cultural realms. With Chido-En, Javier weaves together the ancient Japanese art form of bonsai with his native Mexican-American visual language to present something that feels distinct yet respectful of the two cultures.