Working with highly figured walnut veneers that I'd been saving for over 20 years, I explored many potential layouts before arriving at the right balance of form and pattern. This screen was a joy to create, a fantastic experience composing on a 6-foot by 5-foot canvas.
I have kept a stock of old commercial veneers for almost twenty years, using a small bit now and then, as much of it is highly figured. A screen seemed like a perfect showcase for such dramatic wood. I offset the panels with a dark wenge frame, creating a rich contrast.