FACES IN WOOD

 

Charles James Jaffe

Marquetry Artist, Piano Technician, Performer

 

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PORTRAITS

      GROWING up in the 50's, I had noticed a small wooden box my dad brought back from World War II. He had liberated a man from a concentration camp . The man was a marquetry master. To demonstrate his gratitude, he built my father a box with my mother's picture on it, done from a photograph my father had given him. I was in awe of that box. In 1990, I moved to Rochester, New York and opened up a piano shop. (I am a piano technician.) I met a man in the basement who repaired old furniture. I acquired a goodly stack of veneer from this man, and set about figuring how to cut it and make pictures. Through a lot of trial and error and what I learned from books, I have worked it out, and it has been a fine outlet.

Buzzo

Buzzo 20 x 18

Celly
Celeste 36 x 25
father & Son
Father & Son 25 x 30
Hildreth
Dave Hildreth 36 x 31
open Mike
Open Mike 31 x 33
simeone
Joe Simeone 12 x 11
Pete
Pete Monacelli 12 x 11
sing
Rita & Maria
Miln
Steve Milne
stand
chuck
Bernun
John Bernunzio
Tim Shea
Colorblind James
monroe
Dennis Monroe
sing
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