The word 'intarsia' is derived from the Latin word interserere which means "to insert.” The technique of intarsia inlays sections of wood (at times with contrasting ivory or bone, or mother-of-pearl) within the solid stone matrix of floors and walls or of table tops and other furniture; by contrast marquetry assembles a pattern out of veneers glued upon the carcass. It is also a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors.
This beautiful snapshot weaves its melodic lines in and out of the this interesting, but surprisingly effect texture. This piece marked the beginning of a tradition in my family. To mark their senior years, I compose a piece for each of my children. This piece is open to whatever they wish and thus,my oldest (to whom this piece is lovingly dedicated), decided she wanted to play a piece with a couple of her friends.