Spalted walnut with dyed holly, purple heart, satinwood and abalone
13” x 8” x 3” 1999
A spalted surprise discovered inside a piece of walnut firewood. The unusual pattern provided a wonderful background for marquetry of a luna moth. Experimenting with pigments, the holly was dyed to achieve the pale green color and abalone was inlaid to create the “eyes” in the wings.
A dovetailed box with a sliding tray inside. The finish is shellac and wax.