BLOSSOMING CHERRY BRACH
This Branch was carved from the African wild boar tusk, 12 cm, stained with Walnut ink, the Japanese characters were done with burning needle! :) The haiku can be translated so: Samazama no... Myriads of things past Koto omoidasu... Are brought to my mind - Sakura kana... These cherry blossoms! or so: How many, many things They bring to mind-- Cherry blossoms! Tatiana Nikolova and her friend, Tomoko Watanabe (the teacher of Japanese language and Literature) helped me a lot with the final design and searching this Haiku, with Japanese language and the grammar rules! I thank them both very much! 2008. China, the private collection.
FEATHER AND DEW
The feather was carved from mammoth tusk, the length is 6.3 cm, the dew-drop was carved from acryl glass. 2006 USA, the private collection.
PETAL OF IRIS AND BUTTERFLY
The petal of Iris with butterfly were carved from mammoth tusk, its size is 5.6 cm, the butterfly was stained with walnut dye, silver nitrate and burning needle. Two dew-drops were carved from two different acryl glass. The beetle was carved from mammoth and dark-brow shell, mammoth was covered silver nitrate. The signature was carved on the reverse side, covered gold leaf 23K and over it was inlaid the dew-drop. January 2007. USA, private collection