Bryan Nash Gill
Woodcut Book – by Bryan Nash Gill
Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill creates large-scale relief prints from the cross sections of trees, revealing the sublime power locked inside their arboreal rings. Gill rescues the wood from the property surrounding his studio and neighboring land, extracts and prepares blocks of various species (including ash, maple, oak, spruce, and willow), then makes prints by carefully following and pressing the contours of rings and ridges until the intricate designs transfer from tree to paper.
These exquisitely detailed prints are collected and published here for the first time, with an introduction by esteemed nature writer Verlyn Klinkenborg and an interview with the artist describing his labor-intensive printmaking process.
128 pages; 8.38 x 0.88 x 9.38"