Chess pieces

I recently took some photographs for two artists who produce some incredable pieces.  The chess boards were made by Marcel Daigneault while the Haida mythological themed chess pieces were cast from carvings by Derek C. Heaton.

Marcel tells me the boards are made from Arbutus and Aspen and polished with beeswax.  I am in awe of not only the skill he applies to his craft but the artistry too.  I also took pictures of a cedar chest that Marcel made and you can see from the design of the top how organic and lyrical much of his work is. 

Both artists work is curently available at the Tribal Spirit Gallery in Langley B.C.

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