Juli Morsella (julimorsella)
oil paint on marquetry, figurative neo-symbolist
around the turn of the millennium while living in Hawaii, I became interested in marquetry and began making tables using the abstract nature designs of traditional Hawaiian quilts using local woods. I liked it so much I moved to Italy and became th sole apprentice of Daniele Parasecolo, one of Italy's foremost marquetriers, for two years. Since then I have lived between Italy and Hawaii, and recently opened a studio in the Denver Santa Fe Art District, developing a style of my own which is a combination of marquetry and oil painting.
Nov. 2013, Paris, France, "La Marqueterie Contemporaine"
March 2014, The Tattoo in Contemporary Art.
TBA: This is a True Story: Dream Images, Symbolic Abstract in Marquetry