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Trumpet desk

  • November 4, 2019

I was commissioned to make a writing desk with a jazz theme. I chose to have about forty silhouettes of trumpets running around the top. Each had to be identical to make it look like the marquetry was stenciled. The…

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Nest of Birds

  • August 30, 2019

I wanted to make a really complex marquetry picture with lots of detail. I had done many birds previously and thought they made an excellent subject. For this piece I wanted to put the picture at a height where it…

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Cognac cabinet

  • August 23, 2019

This small cabinet had several interesting elements. The marquetry door was to look partly open. It needed to be built in a "pocket" in the front. The play of the cast shadows was important in creating the three-dimensional illusion. These…

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  • July 5, 2019

Jailbreak fits into the "open cupboard" troupe l'oeil pieces that i have been exploring for  a long time. It's a little different in that there is no depiction of a glass door or a solid door, but a wire cage…

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