My first solo exhibition of figured wood art. I explored wood as a vibrant, colorful form of art. The series was composed of unusual, atypical woods with intense figure and chatoyance. The exhibition was open to the public over a four week period. Opening night was well attended with many favorable comments.
Maple display cabinet with book-matched figured beech veneered doors, Black Limba drawers and stand. Both symmetry and asymmetry exhibited in figured wood doors. Spalted maple drawer pulls. Solid brass knife hinges. Cabinet has a large component of hand work and fitting involved. The interior is partitioned into three drawers and a shelf to hold art objects, sculptures or objects of value. The doors are book-matched to feature exciting flame graphics to accentuate the unique grain pattern of the figured beech wood. Surfaces are hand scraped and formed. The drawers are assembled using dovetail joinery. Meticulous attention provided to detail and finishing. The wood is its natural color. The cabinet is finished with multiple coats of thinned shellac, polished and waxed.
50in. H, 18 in. W, 12 in. D