Monday, November 11, 2013

Artwork of the Week: Honey Locust

Honey Locust 1/1 by Bryan Nash Gill
relief print, 24 1/2" x 23 3/4", 2010

His printing process according to

"[The artist] saws a block from each branch and sands one end until its smooth. Gill chars that end, so that the soft spring growth burns away, leaving behind the tree’s distinct rings of hard, summer growth. He seals the wood and covers it with ink. Then, he lays a thin sheet of Japanese rice paper on the cross-section, rubs it with his hand and peels the paper back to reveal a relief print of the tree’s growth rings."

You can see more of this stunning naturalist work on the artist's website:

- Cathleen 

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