As a child Steven love the trees near his home in Boston. They gave him a sense of peace. The first time he saw a Bonsai tree he felt the same sensation. As bonsai trees are often wired in their training it was not such a stretch to form an entire tree with wire.
His self taught process has developed out of necessity and trial and error.
He favors traditional Japanese rules to guide almost every tree design, shape and placement on the base.
Wire is chosen for its function and aesthetics . Copper was chosen mainly for garden displays because of it’s ever changing patina and longevity.
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