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MARILYN MONROE square May 2019

I designed this latest square inlay on my iPad, based on a lovely old photo of Marilyn Monroe. I was eager to use some beautifully golden/ yellow coloured imbuia wood that I’d recently cut and Marilyn’s blond hair in this design provided the perfect opportunity

Size: 164x 164x 13mm


VERONICA LAKE March 2018

This Veronica Lake inlay is cut from beli sapwood, the hair is maple, padauk provides the red lips and blue lapis is used for the eyes. Inlaid into a deep black ebony background and framed by quilted mahogany with some more ebony used as a border

Size: 164x 164x 13mm


VERONICA LAKE April 2018

This second square Veronica Lake design uses the same combination of woods as the first, again inlaid into ebony and framed with quilted mahogany with an ebony border

Size: 164x 164x 13mm


MARILYN MONROE

This Marilyn Monroe inlay is cut from beli sapwood, the beauty spot is actually a natural flaw in the piece that I chose. She is inlaid into ebony

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


HEISENBERG

A tribute to one of the greatest shows on television, spalted maple inlay of Brian Cranston as Walter White a.k.a. Heisenberg

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


DEANERYS STORMBORN

The gorgeous Emilia Clarke as Deanerys Stormborn from the excellent Game of Thrones. The flamed maple hair section on this inlay took a while to cut!

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


VERONICA LAKE

This Veronica Lake inlay is the first in a series of four made using a combination of beli sapwood, maple, ash and ebony

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


VERONICA LAKE 2

In this second Veronica Lake inlay I used some slightly darker figured maple for the dress and the background is lacewood

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


VERONICA LAKE 3

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


VERONICA LAKE 4

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


MICHAEL CAINE

This intricate Michael Caine inlay is made using some plain american red gum for the skin tone, cherry for the jacket, maple for the collar and hair highlights, bog oak is used for detail with the dark ebony. The background is lacewood

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


YODA

This ovangkol Yoda design took me around seventeen hours to complete

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


STORMTROOPER

Another Star Wars themed inlay here, whits maple against black ebony

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


STORMTROOPER 2

This second, more complex, stormtrooper design again uses maple against ebony, I used some bog oak for the other details

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


FILM NOIR

This inlay of the actress Gene Tierney is cut from ash, maple and ebony. I was interested in doing a series of film noir inspired pieces as i was sure that the use of light and shadow would work well for the design of an inlay

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


FILM NOIR 2

My second film noir style inlay, again based on a beautiful black and white photo of Gene Tierney. The face, neck and shoulder on this inlay is cut from a single piece of flamed maple. The background is spalted maple with an ebony border

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


FILM NOIR 3

Another film noir style design using a contrasting combination of light flamed maple against dark ebony with a spalted maple background

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


FILM NOIR 4

With all of these film noir designs I have tried to keep the black and white feel of the original images

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


FILM NOIR 5

My final film noir design uses the same combination of woods as the others, I'm really happy with how this series of designs have turned out

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


TONY SOPRANO

This spalted beech and ebony inlay is a tribute to the late James Gandolfini, an incredible character actor who, along with David Chase, created the greatest television anti-hero in Tony Soprano

Size: 175x 85x 10mm