This piece uses the natural motion of the wood grain to emulate the peace and serenity that playing music can create. Play evokes the emotion of listening to a private outdoor performance.
Play is a marquetry art piece and part of Natasha's Geishas series.
To create Play, Natasha used a variety of wood species. The musician is made from dyed maple, redwood burl and walnut. The instrument that she is playing, a shamisen (Japanese lute), is made of white oak, zebrawood and walnut. They are on a background of maple and mahogany, with flower petals made of cherrywood. The entire piece is framed in solid mahogany. Pyrography is used to detail the musician's face.
Mounting hardware is pre-installed on the back of the piece to enable it to be hung on a wall.
- Dyed Maple
- Redwood Burl
- White Oak
16" x 10.5" x 0.5"