Here is a piece I did for a doctor friend who suggested the collage idea. After I explained the process for creating a marquetry piece he insisted that I develop a piece that illustrates that process. The piece includes a premiere-partie, and a contra-partie, both generated from a single cutting session. Also included are the line drawing that served as a cutting template, a veneer selection palette, the original color photograph, a posterized version of the photo and photos of me cutting a packet and assembling veneer pieces….and my signature in marquetry using walnut burl and eucalyptus.
"Grizzy" - Rob Milam