How do you get those flowers in there? They aren't flowers. I carve a cavity in the back of the material shaped like a flower and then paint the cavity.
How long does it take you to do a piece like that with a hummingbird? A 4x4 flower grouping takes about 30 minutes. The same size image of an animal, bird, or fish would take about 4 hours.
What do you call your technique? The technique is called Reverse Intaglio. Intaglio is an Italian word describing a specialized carving technique involving incised images. Also known as sunken-relief, some examples include raised printing and old-fashioned wax letter seals.
What are you doing in the small town of Clarksville with such beautiful art work? Enjoying Clarksville!