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"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.

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

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. we used a combination of methods to cut the veneers including exact knives scroll saw and laser. fine art wood marquetry wall piece wood veneer landscape

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

-- Jack

Looking really nice Cindy. You guys are good!

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

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

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

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

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

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

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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

-- caver of chess sets

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

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

Beatiful rendition Cindy. Lake Tahoe was one of my favorite places and I spent a couple of weeks there back in 1950 or thereabouts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Beatiful rendition Cindy. Lake Tahoe was one of my favorite places and I spent a couple of weeks there back in 1950 or thereabouts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Now that is a beautiful piece , wish I had your patience

-- Wheaties