Portrait Marquetry Inlay

Thao Nardoni and Jack portrait mirror inlayThis is a portrait of my late son Thao and his best friend Jack.  I used the barn wood in memory of my son’s love for finding barns on the country side wherever we drove.  The portrait is made using 4 different types of wood veneers and took nearly 50 hours to complete.  The marquetry was then inlaid into the back of a mirror by stripping the silver from the mirror and then carefully positioning the portrait to sit in place.  This technique can be used for many similar applications.