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Ken To
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Ken To currently lives in California, USA, with his wife and two kids. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting at California State University, Fullerton.

Ken discovered his passion for bonsai in 2007 and quickly learned that he had a talent for styling trees. He employs an aggressive styling philosophy and has a natural eye for beauty that has made him popular in the bonsai community. As a bonsai artist, he is widely known for his work with shohin and mame bonsai.

In 2010, he began working with wire tree sculptures, primarily as a way to hone his bonsai skills. He gained popularity as a sculptor when his sculptures were well received by bonsai collectors. News of his wire sculptures quickly spread, and after just one year, his sculptures were sought by collectors in Europe, South America, Canada, and Asia, in addition to many parts of the United States.

Ken’s sculptures standout because they strictly adhere to the principles of bonsai aesthetics and convey a continuous sense of movement throughout each piece. Every piece is painstakingly shaped by hand resulting in a unique and original piece every time.

If you would like to commission an art piece, please send an email to ken@ken-to.com . All inquiries and comments are welcome.

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:iconallana-san:
Allana-san Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is amazing! 8D
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:iconrenekade:
Renekade Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Indeed it is!
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:iconginzenemig:
GinZenemig Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your work! :heart:
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A-Idiot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Hi Ken, I absolutely adore your work!  How do you create the "soil" for these?  Is it basically modeling flock?
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WhatPixelYouOn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Your miniature trees are amazing! 
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:iconrainbowfm:
rainbowfm Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014   Filmographer
creative
art
masterpiece
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:icondalorenzo:
DALORENZO Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
That's awesome Ken!
And thanks for sharing! 
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Rosenquartz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wire trees are incredible-- I've never seen anything like them! I've recently gotten into wire work myself (for jewelry), so I understand a little of the skill  it must take to make them-- though I have very little acquaintance with bonsai with which to appreciate the amount of artistry that goes into designing them. May I ask what wire (maker, gauge) you use? Thank you for the inspiring gallery!
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KenToArt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!  I use mainly 26 gauge wire. 
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opium-luvs-blue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh....I loooooooove your work....the tiny bonsais are so cute.  I add two of them to my favs, if you don't mind.  I also gave you a llama and I added you to my watch. hope you don't mind?  I just love those cute little bonsais.  :happybounce:
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