Woodcut Relief Prints

Woodcut-by-Bryan-Nash-GillArtist Bryan Nash Gill is making relief prints from the cross-sections of trees.  The results are amazing and inspirational.

tumblr_inline_mgh7mofXhT1rugvcoThe artist begins by selecting a specimen from an old mill that is located next to his studio.  The wood is then prepared for print making.   The surface of the wood is covered with ink.  A sheet of handcrafted washi paper is laid across the surface, and using a laborious rubbing technique developed by the artist himself, the texture of the wood is transferred.

His artwork is currently on display at the Chicago Botanical Garden, Chicago, Illinois