This is a rendering of elvis done with 12,000 small pieces of wood. There is no dyes or stains. The background is purpleheart and the black is ebony. The are 21 total species of wood. The second picture is done with 20 species of wood and the blue jeans are done with poplar pieces stained with analyne dye. The rest are all natural wood tones. Third is a picture of my dog, “Reno”. The pictures are done with 10 to 15K small pieces of wood .1875 X .1875 X 2 inches long. The finished block is 19 inches wide X 21inches +/- high and 2 inches deep. When the block is done it can be cut into 8 slices from my band saw giving me 8 original copies. The individual wood pieces are set in general purpose system three epoxy. The last picture is done of Obama with only 10 species of wood. It won best in show from a juried art competetion of 197 entries. Two pieces are on exibit at the San Diego County Fair art competetion from June 10 to July 5, 2010.