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Project by Goldwoman posted 11-01-2014 07:54 PM 1720 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a commissioned piece of art in Wood Marquetry, created with my Marquetry partner, Spider Johnson in Mason, Texas. The bottom half is done in the traditional method. The top portion is done with a process called “Fusion”, and was inspired by a piece I saw here by Patrice LeJeune. In this process, the edges of the veneers are scraped and sanded away until they are transparent to the layer below, which creates a much more painterly effect.

The piece is 60” X 36”, with a 3.5” frame inlaid at the corners with creatures you would typically see in a West Texas landscape. We used more than 28 veneers, including Amboynya, Pelin, Redwood, Mahogany, Laurel, Red Gum, Purple Heart, and many more.

-- "The right path always feels too good to be true. It always feels like so much fun you can't believe it." -Dr. Christine Northrup

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#1 posted 11-01-2014 08:12 PM

I thought you were becoming a furniture maker. Glad your not limiting your self.
Great colors….....................

-- mike...............

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#2 posted 11-01-2014 08:18 PM

Looks great.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 11-01-2014 08:21 PM

Amazing Work to be Proud of. Love how the Colors jump out.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#4 posted 11-01-2014 08:21 PM

Looks wonderful, very nicely done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-01-2014 11:38 PM

Nicely done. I have tried fusion as well and agree that it opens many new options in marquetry.
Patrice is an inspiration to many.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 11-02-2014 01:06 AM

this is very beautiful, i love when so many beautiful woods can make a scene like this come to life, gosh i love wood…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 11-02-2014 02:29 AM

Great color and amazing detail. I’m not a Western motif kinda guy but I love this piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#8 posted 11-02-2014 03:40 AM

Sky is absolutely stunning.

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#9 posted 11-02-2014 05:13 AM

I have to agree with ColonelTravis, that sky is stunning.
A beautiful piece of art!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 11-02-2014 07:56 AM


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#11 posted 11-02-2014 01:29 PM

That’s just amazing.

What was hours / effort level on something like that?

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#12 posted 11-02-2014 04:12 PM


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#13 posted 11-02-2014 11:44 PM

Outstanding piece. Not sure that I understand the process but I like the art. Great commission and it should have been a large check.

-- Ron Campbell

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#14 posted 11-03-2014 12:22 AM

Many thanks to you all for your very kind words! I really appreciate the encouragement!

-- "The right path always feels too good to be true. It always feels like so much fun you can't believe it." -Dr. Christine Northrup

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#15 posted 11-03-2014 03:11 PM

words cannot express beauty and craftsmanship. I am in awe

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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