Art by Philip Roberts

Ambedo Wall Art

Ambedo: n. a kind of melancholic trance in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details — raindrops skittering down a window, tall trees leaning in the wind, clouds of cream swirling in your coffee — which leads to a dawning awareness of the haunting fragility of life, a mood whose only known cure is the vuvuzela. --from the great John Koenig's Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.

This item will ship directly to you from the artist's studio in 2 to 4 weeks, usually sooner.  Need it for a certain occasion?  Call or email us!

  • Available in two finishes: All Natural and Natural with Some Stain
  • Measures 15.5" by 7.75"
  • Made up of 12 Layers
  • As always, it comes ready to hang - no need to add your own mounting hardware.

Every piece is made in Philip's shop in Southern NJ. Each piece is constructed from various plywoods, which means that each one turns out slightly different depending on the grain and how the wood accepts the stain. Most commonly Mahogany, Red Oak, and White Birch. The different layers are sometimes stained different colors in order to bring out the design's depth. It also adds more aesthetic texture to an already lively appearance. Note: the appearance will change throughout the day depending on the light.