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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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:iconxbunnybunz:
All of these small, intricate trees must've taken decades to make. You must have a lot of patience! I love your artwork <:
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DianaVVolf Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad that you joined to our group! :D

Hello! :D

I'd like to welcome you in :iconphotography-earth:!:heart: :la: I think we're a nice group, with a lot of talented artist and with a great leader team. :meow: I hope you'll enjoy! ^^ Invite your friends if you can! ^^

:huggle:Be nice with the others and submit your best! :aww:

By the way...if you can please donate some :points:...I'd like to holding contests in the group... :heart:
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:iconxnew-perspectivesx:
Your work is great, such beauty created from raw materials, simple and yet intricate designs. I've loved bonsai trees since I was first introduced to them. I am going to attempt this in the future, sculpture has been one of my main mediums over the last couple years and I've done a bit of work with wire too. I'm interested in how you create the leaves, it was hard to tell in some of the pictures but it looks like you made a bunch of small circles, is that accurate? Again, great work, truly inspiring.
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KenToArt Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late reply.  Yes, they're little circles. 

Regards,

Ken
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:iconmaynight:
This is so beautiful. Thank you for making these.
They/You are amazing.
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Magnetic--Blue Apr 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Well said, agree.
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riverotter7 Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm watching you because I can't bear to take my eyes off of these tiny but perfect little trees.
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KenToArt Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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riverotter7 Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome!
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Kyruto-Chan Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done it! I've favorited every single artwork posted by you! Why? Because your art is absolutely amazing. You make them with wires? If so, I have troubles with wire art, and your work is inspirational.
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