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    The Pandora Collection

    Occasionally I feel inspired to create a collection of complementary wire tree sculptures. After watching ‘The Avatar’ I really wanted to create pieces where trees were growing on floating rocks. This collection would have to have at least one cascade style tree – as this is what naturally occurs on rockey terrain and cliff faces; the collection would definitely be missing something without it. I also wanted to push my creative boundaries by encorporating other bonsai styles into the rocky bases. For the stone itself I wanted to choose a rock that would have an ethereal feel, as though they could be floating yet still look realistic – well as…

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    Cascade Trees

    Cascade trees are a style of wire tree sculpture that I really enjoy creating. They are elegant and flow so beautifully, really displaying a natural grace and calming presence. The traditional name for the cascade style is ‘kengai’ and they can be a semi-casde or full cascade. A semi-cascade bonsai tree typically has branches growing at a 45 degree angle away or curving around the base. The foliage usually only reached the top of the pot and should appear balanced and support its own weight. These trees depict a scenario where the tree is growing on a steep vertical slope,such as a cliff face, or near a river and the…