ART NOUVEAU

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Scroll through the gallery on the right for some in progress pictures

 

ALPHONSE MUCHA - Femme a La Plume

Based on an original Mucha lithograph from 1897 I used some beautiful golden/ yellow imbuia wood for her flowing hair, the flowers are myrtle inlaid into a highly figured piece of quilted maple with an ebony border

size: 225x 165x 12mm


ALPHONSE MUCHA - JOB Oct 2018

Another Mucha design, this time using some beautiful yew for the flowing hair. the dress is maple and the background is lacewood and ebony

size: 250x 130x 12mm


ALPHONSE MUCHA LES FLEURS - THE IRIS

Returning to the fantastic work of Alphonse Mucha again with this intricate piece based on his original work ‘The Iris’ from 1898

A combination of Maple, Yew, Ovangkol, Beli, Padauk and Ebony are used here, along with Purple Heart for the Iris flowers themselves. The background is Lacewood framed with quilted Mahogany and Ebony.

This is an incredibly complex design that consists of around two hundred and eighty seperately hand-cut pieces, it took around forty hours to complete

Size: 250x 140x 12mm


ALPHONSE MUCHA 'DANCE' HEADSTOCK

This was my first headstock design that was inspired by Alphonse Mucha's beautiful art nouveau work. Based on 'Dance' from 1898

This inlay went onto a custom art nouveau themed Brook taw with a larger version of this design also inlayed into the back of the instrument


TAW NOUVEAU

This art nouveau style guitar has a bear-claw alpine spruce front with a stunning deep red set of bubinga for the back and sides

The Alphonse Mucha 'Dance' design inlayed into the back of the guitar is also repeated on the headstock and is made using maple, myrtle, madagascan rosewood and yew

The combination of bubinga and ebony is used throughout the rest of the instrument to provide the red/ black theme used in the sound-hole rosette, heel cap, neck laminate and stacked heel

You can read a bit more about this unique guitar in the 'about' section


ALPHONSE MUCHA 'HIVER'

This inlay design is taken from Alphonse Mucha's work 'Four Seasons'. All the depth, or shadow on the hood/ dress was created with contrasting use of plain and heavily quilted maple

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


ALPHONSE MUCHA 3

With this inlay I tried to match the subtle colours used in the original piece using a selection of maple, myrtle and lacewood. As I don't engrave detail into my work, a lot of cutting went into this piece!

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


ALPHONSE MUCHA 'ETE'

Another Mucha design taken from 'Four Seasons'.  Maple, quilted mahogany and some beautifully grained Vietnamese rosewood hair are inlaid into ebony

Size: 175x 85x 10mm 


ALPHONE MUCHA 'THE MOON AND THE STARS'

Quite a variety of different woods are used in this design. Flamed walnut, quilted mahogany, Indian rosewood, lacewood, myrtle, ovankol, bubinga and ebony

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


ALPHONSE MUCHA 'PRINTEMPS'

Again taken from Mucha's 'Four Seasons' (1895) Yew provides the intricate interlocking hair sections and the dress is maple


ALPHONSE MUCHA 'JOB'

This design was adapted from Alphonse Mucha's lithograph originally produced in 1898 to advertise cigarette papers

Some fantastic curly-grained Vietnamese rosewood is used for the hair, spalted maple for the dress and zizicote is used to provide the subtle smoke effect against the dark ebony background