''The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude''
A quote by Friedrich Nietzsche chip carved on a 12'' basswood plate. A detailed rosette is in the center of the plate and foliage design is all around the outside rim:
Detailed photo of the very challenging outside rim carving, the leaves are carved to the edges of the plate, there was no room for a mistake:
And a photo of carving in progress: