Salon 2012 just concluded in Hamburg, Germany. Salon is a prestigious gathering of international decorative artisans that gather once a year to celebrate decorative ornamentation. (Decorative artists are eommonly used to embellish the walls and ceilings of prominent buildings.)
Pierre Finkelstein did a wonderful arabesque with a tortoise theme.
Yaeko Kurimata' panel included a dragon . Yaeko would have hosted this year's Salon in Tokyo but; due to the tsunami, will host in 2013.
Special thanks to Leslie and Nicola Vigini of Vigini Studios who graciously shared their photos so we could see this incredible art!