|Project by mauibob||posted 03-24-2014 06:19 PM||974 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
This project was the result of a commission to incorporate a late 19th century painting onto the top of a box for teas! When I first was asked to do this, I was a bit nervous because of the subject matter—a moose!! I was afraid that, given my wildlife drawing skills (i.e., previously non-existent), I would end up with a moose that had googly looking eyeballs, or some other such deformity :-)
I’ve attached a photo of the original work by Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius (1869 – 1959), a leading American wildlife artist.
The box was made in Chechen rosewood with burl walnut veneer, and the marquetry included maple, sycamore, koa, holly, aspen, ebony and cocobolo. Both wood shading and burning (animal face) were used.
I’ve also included a photo of a sample box (flower design) that I made to make sure I had the design and dimensions correct for the final piece.
-- Bob, Potomac, MD