Wednesday, September 15, 2010

tree printing

Bryan Nash Gill creates the most marvelous tree cross-section prints
Each print is produced in a traditional block printing method. 
The slab of wood is rolled evenly with ink.
With a handcrafted piece of washi paper placed over the inked wood, Bryan uses his fingers to hand burnish and transfer the ink onto the paper.
Each growth ring and section of the wood is imprinted to the paper arduously and Bryan's skilled fingertips don't miss a mark.
The crisp quality, exquisite detail and the uniqueness of each individual print captures the life of the tree, it's patterned cycles and beautiful texture.
I wish I could stare into these is person everyday—the combination of art and nature is overwhelmingly nailed in every one of his prints and I just love them.
Perfect organic elegance.
prints available at ashes & milk

9 comments:

  1. They are beautiful! Thanks for the post.

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  2. super gorge, so I clicked the link cause it would look awesome in my apartment. Much to my chagrin... $800-$4000, GAH!

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  3. The prints look like something out of a science fiction novel. They're beautiful, but that still have that twisted, kind of scary feel to them.

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  4. Lea, arts and crafts day stat so we can make our own versions!!

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  5. all swirl remember me to our finger just check it (fingerprint) :)

    thx for posting this btw..like it (^_^)

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  6. HEYY i was really trying to do this printing on a block of wood as well, but it didn't result that well, is there any specifications? like what ink I should use, oily or the normal one? and any specifications on the paper density?

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  7. I thought the work of Brian Nash Gill simply spectacular, a significance and an odd taste worthy of visionary artists. Congratulations for this beautiful work.

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    1. I thought the work of Brian Nash Gill simply spectacular, a significance and an odd taste worthy of visionary artists. Congratulations for this beautiful work.

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