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My name is Kenneth Taber,
and I create unique hand-cut original one of a kind marquetry and inlay in my Palm Bay, Florida studio. Twenty years into my career in architectural woodwork I began making marquetry and intarsia inlays for custom furniture, and upon retiring in 2008, fine art marquetry became my preferred artistic medium. My compositions are often inspired or influenced by both traditional and contemporary artists, including musicians and architects, with resounding music and hushed seascapes among my favorite subjects.

The natural and dyed veneers that I use come to me primarily from the scraps of plywood manufacturers, cabinet shops, and boatyards, which reduces their waste and offers my palette a broad, otherwise costly diversity. Particular grain patterns often suggest to me what they might become; as sand, sea, sun, sail, or sky, or the points where they seem to meet.

My participation in juried shows began in 2011, and my works in both marquetry and painting have won several awards since then, including First Place in Mixed Media at the Sebastian River Art Club's 2017 First Annual Beautiful Lagoon Show, for my mixed media seascape titled 'Sympatico'.


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