"Shade of Fire"
I call it "Shade of Fire," and the name itself should speak of what I try to convey through my art. The mask in front of her face represents all the obstacles women face in society. However, it will be stunning and impressive even if they have a limited chance to present themselves. The charcoal drawing in the background, combined with the mask and hands made with naturally colored wood, oyster shells, and lace makes the artwork one of a kind piece. 

Time: +80 hours

This picture is made with a unique technique of marquetry. 100% Hand made!
Please note! No paints or dyes are used to manufacture the panel.

Marquetry is an artistic set of thin wooden plates (veneer) of various colors and textures. Pieces of wood, docking along the edges with each other, form a complete picture, which is then glued to the base. The role of colors in marquetry is played by the texture and shade of the wood, so the most critical task is to determine the composition and the artist's artistic ability to select and combine the right pieces of veneer. In a marketer's workshop, there are different types of veneer, from black to almost white, and the same wood in other areas can have different shades.

Assembling the mosaic set itself is only no more than a third of the entire process. The rest is the preparation of the image, revision and correction of the set, gluing, sanding, finishing with oils and varnish, etc. Many steps are repeated many times to achieve a better result. Oil finish only with the first primer, and finishing with shellac lacquer takes up to 7 days.
The art piece size is 17"x27" inches. When creating the work, the artist combined 35 pieces cut from 9 different types of wood, including Berberis aristata, Alder, Elaeagnaceae, African Blackwood, black walnut, Red oak, Aspen, and Purpleheart into a single picture. The surface of the picture is covered with eco-friendly linseed oil and shellac. The finished product required more than 87 hours of artist work. Customization is possible in the desired sizes. This is a beautiful gift for people close to you. I revive the ancient art of Marquetry and give it a new modern look.

Each one of my art pieces starts with a sketch. The patterns are hand drawn, and each piece is cut from wood that is selected using the color and grain to attain a finished product without paint, stain, or dye. 
The picture is clear coated to protect the natural and beautiful color of the wood.

Please Note: It can be customized for you, but due to the color and grains of the wood, no two pictures look precisely alike.

Shade Of Fire

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