I derive my greatest satisfaction as an artist from the sheer joy of doing – of being at one with the wood and releasing the beauty that is within. I love the challenge of looking at and listening to a piece of wood and letting it reveal to me what it should become. I have a tremendous sense of inner peace about my life and my work, and hope that those who touch the pieces of art I have created can feel this in the work itself.
Larry Favorite collects dense beautiful Ironwood from the Sonora Desert and combines it with flawless turquoise and sterling silver inlays. All of his works are one of a kind and wonderfully made.
Fine ironwood with Turquoise & Silver Inlay by artist Larry Favorite
Larry Favorite hand- crafts all of his work from dense fine ironwood he gathers from the Great Senora Desert. He loves the sheer joy of being at one with the wood to release the beauty he finds within. He enjoys the process and the challenge of looking at, and listening to each piece of wood until it reveals what it wants to become. Other than the ironwood itself, he intricately inlays turquoise, opal, and sterling silver into each work. Click on Image to Enlarge.
Ironwood Bear with Turquoise Inlay by Lawrence Favorite
3 1/2″H x 5 1/2″w
Ironwood Bear Sculpture by Lawrence Favorite
4″H x 6″W