Nojiri Plaque

The Japanese are very conscious of space and will often use it as a design element, either to bring focus to other elements or to allow simplicity to make its own statement (in a way the Shakers probably would have appreciated).

This plaque was made for presentation to a Japanese family (the characters express the name "Nojiri").  The stylized jaggedness top and bottom evokes a common Japanese edging technique; the expanse of open wood allows the eye to appreciate the figure of the grain and balances the complexity of the characters;  the borders accentuate the verticality of the script.  A deep slot chiseled into the back allows it to hang completely flush with the wall.

This piece measures approximately 6"x16" and is done in walnut and linden.


Nojiri Plaque from Legacy Crests, by Embry McKee, maker of family crests, coats of arms, corporate logos, sports logos, sorority crests, university crests, and carved wood designs of all kinds.

Nojiri Plaque from Legacy Crests, by Embry McKee, maker of family crests, coats of arms, corporate logos, sports logos, sorority crests, university crests, and carved wood designs of all kinds.

Nojiri Plaque from Legacy Crests, by Embry McKee, maker of family crests, coats of arms, corporate logos, sports logos, sorority crests, university crests, and carved wood designs of all kinds.

Nojiri Plaque from Legacy Crests, by Embry McKee, maker of family crests, coats of arms, corporate logos, sports logos, sorority crests, university crests, and carved wood designs of all kinds.