I had an opportunity to cut into some great pieces of black cherry felled this winter. This a tip of the hat to a great carver, joiner, author, woodworker I admire. You can check out Peter Follansbee and his work at his website here: https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/
This cherry is difficult to carve because the grain changes directions so much, but is what gives the spoon so much caricature.
I of course carved the “N” and the “B” into the back of the handle.