Utilizing the beauty of nature to create unique art from salvaged trees.
Building custom furniture for over 10 years, I developed a love for trees and all the marvelous varieties of wood they produce. This inspired me to start making prints from salvaged wood. There is nothing better than exploring in nature to find the perfect piece that will become a work of art.
To make an original relief print, my process includes surfacing and burning the wood to prepare it for printing. Fire reduces the soft rings, leaving a printable surface that reflects the life of the tree. Ink is rolled on the surface and the paper is hand pressed onto the grain. The paper is removed to reveal a unique image of the growth rings.
I am producing screen prints from the original images. These are pulled by hand using traditional methods.
Each print is signed and includes a card with information about the tree and printing process.