Hollywood juniper carving and styling

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

Have you ever seen a tree that you wanted to work on but, unfortunately, wasn’t yours?
When I first saw this tree I knew I would own it one day.
The back story:
Believe it or not, the tree was purchased from Jim Smith, in Vero Beach.
It was picked up by the Central Florida Bonsai Club for a possible demo in the future.
Well, it was cut back and allowed to fill in a bit. A few years later the board decided to have Mike Rogers give a demo on it.
Here is the tree after it was auctioned off (which, as I said, I won)
I got it for the deadwood.
I am a carver (if you didn’t know) and
I think that a tree needs deadwood to look old…among other things.
And the amount of possible carving and deadwood on this juniper was enough to give me…

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