Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tattoo Style Dragon

Funktional Art is working on completing this huge tattoo style dragon surrounded by cherry blossoms.  This piece contains a variety of wood species.  Some of the woods used so far are ebony, holly, cocabola, pau amarillo, poplar, spalted maple, cedar, lignum vitae, bloodwood, red heart, leopard wood, and zebra wood.  Here are a couple of recent pictures...
To view more progress pictures click on works in progress.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bethany United Methodist Church Pulpit Inlays

Funktional Art was recently commissioned to produce five inlays for the pulpit of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Wanchese, North Carolina.  The inlays depict a shad boat, the Bodie Island lighthouse, fish spilling from a basket and there are two decorative side panel inlays.  These inlays are 6" x 14" and fit into the custom made pulpit.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Peter Wright's Black Marlin

Peter Wright, editor at large of Marlin Magazine, commissioned this mural of a black marlin.  Finished in March, this piece is smaller in scale, only 20" x 18".  The power and majesty of the black marlin is depicted in this mural as he bursts through the surface of the water sending ocean spray into the sky.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Marlin Magazine blog on Funktional Art

During a trip to Florida over Christmas, Peter Wright editor at large of Marlin Magazine, was kind enough to introduce us to a few of the custom yacht builders along Florida's east coast.  We started off in Stuart and worked our way to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Click on this link to see the blog Peter wrote about our visit: