Zen Marquetry Piece

28" x 15". Canary Wood, Assorted Veneer.

This marquetry image comes from a 15th century Japanese scroll by Reisai, called "Bukan; Kanzan, Kttoku", and is made up of 47 individual wooden pieces.

Each piece is cut and fit from wooden veneer selected for its specific color and grain pattern. After being cut, the pieces are shaded and burned with hot sand to add depth to the work.

More Projects Like This

Also Appears In