In this collection of notecards, based on the book 'Woodcut' by Bryan Nash Gill, the arboreal rings of several trees come to life in exquisite detail. The notecards are contained in a handsome keepsake box, with removable bellyband.
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.
Info: 12 full color notecards with kraft envelopes
Dimensions notecards: 13 by 16 cm
Dimensions box: l 14.5, h 18, d 5 cm
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press