Yes, Candy Shirey acquired this tree from Nick Lenz. Nick was gracious enough to allow us to feature a gallery of his work at AoB as well as a profile, his work is indeed inspiring. Candy also has a gallery there, I am not certain which gallery has the tree above, but they are both here http://artofbonsai.org/galleries/index.php.
Spooky is not a verb I would have used to decribe this tree either, but I can see why some would. Nick Lenz is truly a genius of American Bonsai, his style is unique with bonsai as well as with his pottery.
Candy Shirey is a rarity in American bonsai as well. A true patron of the art and a advid collector of quality bonsai, she is exactly what American bonsai needs more of.