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Nature Fest Friends of Moreau Lake State Park

Dedicated to education, understanding, and appreciation of the natural environment

2015 NatureFest


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INTARSIA or "Artistry in Wood" The wood carvings shown on this page were created and donated by Friends of Moreau Lake member Jim VanAmerogen. They are created by a technique called INTARSIA.

Intarsia is created by segmenting the desired project into pieces, like a jigsaw puzzle. Different species of wood are selected, keeping in mind the natural grain patterns and colors (rather than dies, stains or paint) to form different effects in a project. Pieces are also raised or lowered, to create a 3-D effect. The result is a natural looking image, comprised of all natural elements