My father purchased "Songs of Nature" from Hudson River Inlay while he was visiting in Ossining, New York, and I inherited this work of art a few years ago when he passed away. My father and I both had a love of inlaid wood and woodworking in general. "Songs of Nature" is a limited edition of marquetry fine art that was only made and sold by Hudson River Inlay between March, 1997 and March, 1999, and mine is #932.
"Songs of Nature" measures 32" x 40". Thirty-seven different wood types from all over the world were used to make the different colors and grains used in the veneers. On the back, each individual picture component is listed and the type of wood veneer that was used to make it and which country that wood came from. For example, the sky was made from gumwood from the USA, the red trees and bushes were made from padauk from Africa, the orange trees and bushes were made from maidou from SE Asia, and the green trees and bushes were made from imbuya from Brazil. "Songs of Nature" has a lacquered finish, and the only maintenance it requires is to buff it once a year with furniture paste wax.