The Monaco Yacht show which starts later this week can be relied up as a place to see some unusual artwork. Sometimes it is on board a super yacht and on other occasions it can be found on an exhibitors stand.
This year for example Silverlining will reveal a new stunning 1.3 metre high wood marquetry artwork called ‘Eye for Detail’.
The artwork references peacock feathers which are re-interpreted in an abstract way using digital design and technology. Peacock feathers have different meanings depending on the culture of the people where they are found. According to Hindus, they represent patience, good fortune and kindness. The ancient Greek believe the eyes in the feathers represent all seeing knowledge.
The above is certainly true as extreme patience was needed to digitally design, cut and assemble the 3,100 plus individual pieces of veneer, and exacting knowledge was required to through dye the 9 different shades of English Sycamore as well as inlay the 5 different types of 23 carat gold leaf and mother of pearl.
“Although subtle, the screen has more and more detail as you approach – the gold leaf changes from bright yellow gold to warmer moon gold and the micro-marquetry only gets more intense as your eye is drawn up the artwork to the central white mother of pearl peacock eye,” says Mark Boddington, Founder of Silverlining.
The artwork is part of Silverlining’s New Thinking, New Making exhibition at Monaco, detailing unparalleled materials, exacting techniques and new finishes to stimulate the imagination of owners and designers when considering artworks and furniture for their super yachts and houses.