Copper Bonsai is a life project that started sometime in 2009. The first tree that I made was a manifestation of an inspiration, the kind that flashes into your relaxed mind only half-way formed. The real part was a copper wire being unwrapped into a tree shape. The unformed ethereal part misted and blended off into unknown space. We all get these seemly random inspirations all the time, but we rarely act on them. Fortunately, at the same time that this vision was sparking my imagination, I was contemplating this habit of non-pursuit of these very creative sparks and had just decided to follow them more and see what might happen. Since then, each tree I make has the spark for the next one inside it, and so here I am, watching the continual unfolding and sparking of Copper Bonsai.