Woodworker: Janel Jacobson
Jacobson finds the inspiration for her tiny sculptures in the natural world surrounding her home. She roughed out the shape with a microgrinder and used files and small carving tools to create the details. To raise the bumps on the frogs’ skin, Jacobson compressed tiny dimples in the surface, scraped the entire surface level with the bottom of those dimples, and then immersed the piece in hot water. The boxwood piece is finished with artist’s oil paints.
Photo: Janel Jacobson