Every one of my images starts with a photograph and
culminates in a stylized interpretation of the subject using
the natural hues of wood veneer to represent the light
values in the source photo.
Using Photoshop as a design tool, I create a value study of
the original photograph, which becomes a template that I
use to cut the veneers by hand. The resulting pieces fit
together similarly to a puzzle and are then glued to a
I use a variety of domestic and exotic wood veneers. The
texture, grain, and figure of each piece of veneer are
unique and lend extraordinary depth to my work.
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Where did you hear about or see Veneer Images?
Marquetry is a centuries-old art form that makes use of the broad
variety of textures and colors in wood veneer to represent various
hues and light values in a picture. The artist cuts various veneers with
a knife or a saw and fits the pieces tightly together to form a picture
in a single plane which is then glued to a substrate. . .
Rob Milam has adapted his craft to portraiture. He produces
commissioned and speculative works.
To immortalize your loved ones in wood, inquire of Rob at
404-271-5720 or email@example.com
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Marquetry by Rob Milam is now proudly displayed and
available for public consumption now at ATLANTA MADE
1187 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30318