This is how it would look like if I cut it. A white layer and a dark one wrapped together by a black blanket, actually not that black. I had two particularly thin boards of maple and mahogany and it was not clear yet what I could do with them. I just knew that maple, that was so white, could become very dark.
I like dyeing woods when you normally keep the original colour except when you try to emphasise its grain. Here I wanted to mordant a very white maple board, along with tobacco mahogany up to make it almost black. The result was an essence that would probably not exist. On the contrary, its fineness was already there from the very beginning, with its measurable 28 millimetres on the edge of the binding. Let’s play.