Materials:Legion Archival Paper and Speedball Black Ink
Style: Indigo Ink on Black Paper
Limited Edition- 70 hand prints made
Description -This beautiful spalted White Oak dates between 70 - 75 yrs old. I’m honoring her life with the largest print that I’ve attempted to date at 30" x 30” on 38" x 50" paper.
Each tree ring print is prepared and printed by hand in a small limited edition based on the number of growth rings/years, in this case approx 70. The wood is prepared by first sanding, torching, dampening and repeating until the growth rings are raised enough to print. Tree growth rings are made of springwood and summerwood, hence the name. Springwood is softer than the summerwood, therefore when heated the differences in density creates ridges which are printable. Fun fact, the size gaps between the rings are also a direct correlation of how much rain was present that year.
I print each piece directly from the wood slab by hand, as you will sometimes see manual hand press marks on the back of the paper and some embossing.
Note: Each print is original and unique because of the subtle differences that hand printing creates.
Each print is signed by me, numbered, titled and include latitude/longitude coordinates of the tree’s origin.