The Kelp Leopard (2 of 6)

80.00"W x 16.00"H x 1.0"D

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mac Hillenbrand


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: texture, pattern, wallpaper, close, home, color, design, business, symbol, detail, fence, chainlink fence, light, art, technology, graphic, world, material, big, long, leopard shark, brown, sealife, scuba, blue, forrest, sea, x large painting, x large, water, blues, kelp, wood, marquetry, ocean, underwater, shark

Media: dyes, shellac, wood, art resin on wood

Size: 80"W x 16"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2017

This is my best work yet. A hand cut marquetry piece depicting a leopard shark entirely out of wood inlay. This work is comprised of stained Mahogany for the water, stained figured Maple for the body of the shark, Walnut for the spots as well as Redwood and Lacewood for the kelp. She's varnished in two coats of crystal clear uv-inhibiting artresin so the piece can be hung in full sunlight and the luminous 3 dimensional characteristics of the tightly figured wood grain can shimmer in it's unique glory without fading. Hangs easily and securely on a French Cleat. Dimensions 15&5/8" H x 80&¾"

Mac Hillenbrand has recently been named one of the current '50 to Watch' San Diego artist's by the directors of the Mingei and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for his innovative and visually stunning paintings out of wood inlay and resin. His artistic conquest lives within the intrepid dominion of creating paintings out of wood. Since opening his doors officially for business in 2015 this guy has secretly endeavored to invent and pioneer three new artistic genres; marquetry surf art in wood inlay, turning the grain of a singular board into a painting with his ‘Waves in the Wood’ series and thirdly reinventing stained glass with ultra-prismatic resin paintings on plexiglass. Both a graduate of The American School of French Marquetry and the founder of The French Fry Factory underground ‘art-space’ he is currently pioneering the use of marquetry wood veneering techniques specifically to explore the aesthetic organic parallels between wood grain characteristics and oceanic textures. He lives, works and surfs in San Diego.

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