Red Wood Crafted Mosaic Tribal Sun

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This multilayered sun consists of over 60 individual pieces!

After each of these pieces are hand sketched, cut, sanded, and finished separately they are layered together and reinforced with wood glue and screws to create a beautiful and sturdy piece of art.

Wood grain on each layer is used to accentuate features in the art and give every piece a unique, one-of-a-kind quality. Much time is spent examining exactly where each piece should be sketched and cut from a sheet of wood. The final product displays the strategic wood grain patterns in organic symmetry and elevates the piece to the level of fine art.

- The back layer is cut from 1/4" birch and stained with an ebony woodstain. The woodgrain shows through very subtly on this layer which provides the base and hanging mechanism for the entire piece.
- The second layer of 12 sun rays and round base for the features consists of 1" pine wood stained with a deep red.
- Layered on these are 12 more inner sun rays cut from 1/4" birch and lightly stained to let the medium brown grain of the wood provide most of the color.
- The features of the face are individually cut and sanded from 1/4" birch with great detail. The back layer of features are stained a medium brown and the top most layer are stained natural to provide a contrast that blends well with the rest of the piece.

Each layer is cut from the same section of wood with the same wood grain pattern showing through. Because of this the wood grain patterns follow consistently throughout the entire piece even though they are cut individually. This additional painstaking process adds amazing aesthetics to the end result.

Every piece is finished with multiple layers of polyurethane for polish and protection.

The project is based on a 4' diameter circle. 6 of the sun rays are slightly offset from the other 6 for design purposes which explains the Height and Width discrepancy.

The project has a "D ring" in the back for hanging purposes and vinyl/felt bubbles at contact points to protect the wall.

The back of the project is hand signed and dated by the artist upon completion.

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