Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bryan Nash Gill

These are simply stunning. Would that I could afford them, I would sit all day looking at the beauty of these woodcuts.

They are artist Bryan Nash Gill's imprints of cross sections of trees and have recently been made into a book.

And while I'm on the subject of trees, check out Herman Hesse's thoughts on trees, at Brainpickings, where they have included a lovely passage from his book, Trees: Reflections and Poems.

"......When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured......."

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