Stone Intarsia Pictures

  • Contemplation

    Contemplation

    A classic pose of legendary musician Miles Davis. Cut in Queensland Boulder Opal, Andamooka & Cooper Pedy Opal, Mookaite.

  • The Eye

    The Eye

    I've got my eye on you!

  • Sydney Opera House

    Sydney Opera House

    Say no more. Cut in shell and stone

  • Relativity

    Relativity

    Cubist depiction of Albert Einstein using various precious stone

Intarsia is a method of cutting and joining precious stone very closely together to form a tight fit with the ultimate aim of producing a picture. Intarsia differs from mosaic in that the stones in mosaic are not assembled closely together but small gaps are left between the stones.

The 'stone knife' and the 'eye' are not traditional intarsia but were created by similar means of closely joining stones.

Some of my inspiration comes from architecture, hence the 'Opera House' and some from famous persons such as Miles Davis, 'Contemplation', 'Man With The Horn' and Albert Einstien 'Relativity'. I also like M.C. Escher who also helped with the creation of 'Relativity' and 'Lost'.

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