Wood Designs by Adiante
About The Artist
Adiante Franszoon • Baltimore , MD
Wood • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I learned woodcarving in the Afrodiasporic tradition of my ancestors, growing up in Suriname in a rainforest village established by former slaves in the early 1700s. I incorporate my own interpretations of the Saramacca maroon style of woodcarving into wall art, mirror and picture frames, tabletops, carved doors and apply a free style and love of wood to creating mosaic wood jewelry, charcuterie boards, tables. My work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and elsewhere. If you are interested in learning more about my work you can contact me by phone at (410) 598-2849.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I use power saws to cut the wood to dimensions and shapes for carving and construction of tables, charcuteries boards and mosaic jewelry. Sanding is done with a power sander and and by hand. I most enjoy creating the designs for the carved wall art.