Friday, 7 April 2017

Nietzsche and art

''The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude''
A quote by Friedrich Nietzsche chip carved on a 12'' basswood plate. A detailed rosette is in the center of the plate and foliage design is all around the outside rim:

Detailed photo of the very challenging outside rim carving, the leaves are carved to the edges of the plate, there was no room for a mistake:

And a photo of carving in progress:


  1. your work is absolutely amazing! did you mill the plate blank yourself?

    1. Thanks, and nope, I need to buy all the basswood blanks. I don't have any lathe or even a proper workshop.
      I get all basswood stuff from the states at