"Tahoe Twilight" 6' x 42"

This Marquetry landscape was created by myself and my collaborative partner Spider Johnson last Spring for a major Tech company’s corporate offices in the Bay Area. They wanted a Lake Tahoe scene, and only natural veneers (no dye). The visual came from studying photos of the Lake, and then searching for the perfect veneers to describe the scene. I especially loved the gorgeous Paduk, which allowed for a beautiful sunset glow. We used Black Limba in the sky, following the natural lines in the figure to describe the cloud shapes. Boy, some of those tree branches were pretty challenging — See pic for scale! We had great fun making this one.

Woods: primavera black limba curly maple beech poplar east indian laurel padauk wenge thermal oak bog oak harewood brown oak fumed oak lemonwood imbuya fiddleback oak.

Tools: we used a combination of methods to cut the veneers including exact knives scroll saw and laser.

Tags: fine art wood marquetry wall piece wood veneer landscape

Amor Vincit Omnia

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Jack ...

Just amazing talent as well as patience Cindy. How much time investment went into that beauty?

shipwright ...

Looking really nice Cindy. You guys are good!

CindyG ...

Than you, Jack and Paul! We collectively spent 425 hours creating it. Labor of love, for sure! Can’t wait for the next piece…

a1jim ...

Beautiful work Cindy I can’t imagine having that much patience.

lightweightladylefty ...

Cindy,

That turned out spectacular! You do really have patience . . . and good eye sight! I almost missed the size and went back and read the title again. That’s huge! What a statement it makes.

L/W

JimArnold ...

Gorgeous! Great execution and exacting detail. Your client must have been thrilled.

CindyG ...

Thank all of you for all of your support and comments! I truly appreciate you!

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