After cutting off all of the winter wire, this was the profile. For now, I'm using this as the presumed front. The top branches went nuts after I reduced the trunk height last Spring.
After I reduced the branch length on some of the lower branches and the whippy top growth from last Spring.
I'm looking at different fronts, based on the root structure and the placement of the lower branches. I kind of liked this one, even if the roots look somewhat unbalanced.
The complete reverse of the existing "front."
A different angle of the same rotation.
Still back to the same front, before some more pruning for branch length.
I plan on working on this one more to get the top branches distributed better, and to wire them into an acceptable structure to grow out a more ramified apex this growing season. I was tempted to reduce the height once more, but I think that if I keep the branches wired to let light on the trunk, there will be back-budding to fill in most gaps (I'm surprised at how well this tree buds, even on the trunk).