Friday, 18 January 2013

Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill

As a lover of natural textures, I can't help but admire these woodcut prints by Bryan Nash GillHe makes relief prints of tree-trunk cross sections and blocks, which he harvests from felled trees, cedar telephone poles and discarded fence posts in his native Connecticut.
I love his method of cutting the blocks with a chain saw, sanding them down, burning them and sealing them with a lacquer before imprinting the result on a piece of washi paper. It seems to amplifies the patterns and tells the story of the life of the tree.


VIA BRYAN NASH GILL

VIA BRYAN NASH GILL
Unfortunately these gorgeous prints are a bit out of reach for me, but the book that will do just the trick.
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