We bought our first piece of 3D wood inlay (my terminology) from Daryoush Ababaf almost a year and a half ago. I featured that piece, a lioness resting her head on a branch, in a blog post shortly after we purchased it. We saw his work again this past December at the Christkindl Market in Arlington and found another piece that we decided needed to come home with us. It is a kingfisher sitting on a branch. I love the way this artisan combines found pieces of wood such as the beautiful branch he used in this piece with his 3D inlay.
If you get a chance to see Daryoush in person when he is selling his creations, ask him how they are made. Every time I have seen him, he has had examples of the various stages of a piece of work along with the tools of his trade with him and he is happy to show and explain how his pieces are created. The level of detail Daryoush captures using thin sections of wood is amazing. You should be able to find out about upcoming events on his facebook page. Treat yourself to some stunning artwork by viewing photos of his work in his facebook photo albums and on his website.