(Inlay on Wood)
Inlay-on-Wood is the extraordinary art of creating artistic images by inlaying small pieces of deliberately selected materials on a wood surface. The artist consciously selects the materials (mainly various types of wood) by their natural grain and color, and depending on the image that he is to create.

Based on the design of the work, materials are elaborately sawed or cut into miniature, yet thick pieces, and delicately placed together in an artistic manner. The work is finally finished with fine application of dyed polyester to provide stability and durability of the work.

Mastering this art requires hard work, knowledge, patience and love along with talent, creativity and expertise. However it is only love that can put all these together.
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An Inlay-on-Wood Masterpiece by

About this artwork

"Motion" is a precious masterpiece of the artist. At the first glance, it appears to be a plain, yet beautiful painting, whereas no paintbrush has ever been used in the artwork. Amazingly, every single arc and line on the work, even the eye pupil of the eagle is either a deliberately selected natural grain of the wood or an elaborately performed cutting trace.

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The cloudy background of the work and the fog in front are made of an artistic mixture of dye & polyester, called "wind & cloud". This complicated technique is used to endow the artwork with a dreamy atmosphere, and is applied when no wood can do the job.

Like all other masterpieces, "Motion" is unique. The very nature of creating masterpieces will in no way allow exact reproduction of the work, even for the artist himself.

Materials Used
  • Feathers on body and wings: Walnut wood.
  • Feathers on head and tail: Spruce wood.
  • Claws: Jujube wood.
  • Talons: Seashell
  • Mountains: Bright parts: sweet and sour Orange. Shades: Maple. Mountains at far behind: Ash tree. The cliff in front: Keikum, Walnut and Maple.
  • Tree in the front (with the nest): Walnut trunk.
  • Far Cypress trees: Gray Maple and Orange.
  • The nest: Various sections of Walnut wood.
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