European pear, mahogany, hand-made brass hinges
68" x 47" 1991
My interest in exploring a free flowing style of chip carving on a large scale, led to the design and creation of the folding screen, Blossoms in Pear. The piece is meant to divide a space, much like traditional Japanese screens. The carving is done with a single, short bladed knife that allows the design to flow from my fingertips.
The pear panels at the upper areas of the screen have a creamy texture and subtle grain pattern which make a fine back drop for the carved, flowering branches that flow from one panel to the next.
Mahogany frames swing on hand-made, solid brass hinges.