Alphonse Mucha

Pretty Bloomin' Pretty...

Let’s take a look at the details…

Source material: Les Fleurs - The Iris. Alphonse mucha (1898)

Woods used: Maple, Yew, Purple Heart, Ovangkol, Lacewood, Beli, Padauk, Ebony, Mahogany

Size: 250x 140x 12mm

Number of pieces: 282

Time to make: 40 hours

Number of fingers to suffer a painful jewellers saw laceration: 1

Why, that's some mighty fine fantastically flamed maple you got there...

Getting a decent picture of my inlay work is always tricky, it's difficult in a single image to convey the depth that the grain of the wood naturally gives the finished pieces and to show just how much the flame and grain pattern changes when viewing them in three dimensions.

To give you a better idea of this. I have scanned this Alphonse Mucha design four times, rotating it 90º between each.

Mucha grain pattern example