Tuesday 19 June 2012

Black Locust Woodcut.

Much of my technical work over the past 20 years has been concerned with trying to infer what is happening in a 3-dimensional space from inspection of images of cross-sectional cuts through the 3D space (a field known as stereology).

Perhaps that's why I appreciate the work in Woodcut (HERE) - a book by the Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill. He takes cross sections of trees, telegraph poles, branches, planks and laminates and creates relief prints from them by inking the cross-section.  

The image below is a Black Locust with bark, 87 years old when printed.