If there is, indeed, nothing lovelier than a tree, artist Bryan Nash Gill shows us why. Creating large-scale relief prints from the cross sections of trees, the artist reveals the sublime power locked inside their arboreal rings.
Gill creates patterns not only of great beauty but also year-by-year records of the life and times of fallen or damaged logs. He rescues the wood from the property surrounding his studio and neighboring land, extracts and prepares blocks of various species, then makes prints by carefully following and pressing the contours of rings and ridges until the intricate designs transfer from tree to paper. In the book, Bryan describes this process.
Also featured are Gill's series of printed lumber and offcuts, such as burls, branches, knots, and scrubs.
Info: full colour, hard cover, 128 pages
Dimensions: w 22 by 23.4 cm
Release date: april 2012
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press