Kathy Lindsey discovered making things in wood in the late 1980s. Since that time she has fallen in love with woodworking and in making cabinets, shelves, tables and anything she can, from wood. As a self taught woodworker Kathy tried many different types of woodworking, until one day she decided to try intarsia. She was fascinated by the attention to detail, and how each piece or wood became like a building block that formed a picture. Each intarsia piece is unique and each piece has it's own features. She now looks at everything as a potential intarsia project, from objects to scenery. As a woodwoker who wants to push he boundaries, Kathy can do just that with intarsia. The medium of using smaller pieces of wood to "paint" a picture is actually based on ancient art forms.
As a woodworker living on the Oregon Coast, Kathy has a wide variety of local and exotic woods that she can use to form her intarsia creations.
The framed tiger piece has almost a ninety pieces in it. The woods used were Cocobola, Maple, walnut, and Spalded mahogany. The frame is made of fir.
The boat and pelican picture has 100 pieces in it and was made from Blue Pine, Mahogany, Walnut, Bolivian Rosewood, Poplar, Fir, Oak, Yew wood, Leopard wood, Yellowheart, Madron, Aspen, Maple and Myrtlewood. The frames made of Spalded mahogany.
To see more intarsia art visit her web site at www.katcatintarsia.com