I had to admit, I had to do a little geographical research to find out about “Les Saintes”.  It’s a volcanic archipelago, lying immediately south of Guadeloupe, east of Marie-Galante.  Jean-Pierre Straub was on Anguilla today, and brought this superb large marqetry work titled “Aux Saintes” into the gallery.  I’m constantly amazed by his talent – he’s created mountains from the burl in the wood veneer, and calm seas from the grain.  Exquisite!

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