Original Wood Engraving Surreal Branching Male Figure Tree Classic Torso Model
Original Wood Engraving Surreal Branching Male Figure Tree Classic Torso Model
Original Wood Engraving Surreal Branching Male Figure Tree Classic Torso Model
Original Wood Engraving Surreal Branching Male Figure Tree Classic Torso Model
Original Wood Engraving Surreal Branching Male Figure Tree Classic Torso Model
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Original Wood Engraving Surreal Branching Male Figure Tree Classic Torso Model

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"Branching"
Original Limited Edition Wood Engraving
Life of a Tree Series
Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist
In pristine/never framed condition (sold unmatted/unframed)
Designed, cut and hand-printed by the artist
Size indicated is image size
ALL MATERIALS ARCHIVAL QUALITY AND PERMANENT

Branching
(From the Life of a Tree Series)
Wood Engraving
Paper 12" x 10"
Image 5.5" diameter
Edition 100

Block: Boxwood round
Ink: Umber
Paper: Daphne Lightweight or Okawara
Process: Wood engraving
Image:
I received a shipment of boxwood from my supplier in Japan. I guess I was supposed to cut it in the traditional rectangular shapes of engraving blocks, but instead I fell in love with the irregular natural shapes of the cross section of the tree. I started thinking about the life of the tree and how I wish I could "read" the life of this one in the beautiful delicate rings. A series was born.

The entire Life of a Tree Series is available as a Collector's Set in my shop section labeled Sets

Process:
Woodcuts and wood engravings are made by drawing an image on a block of wood, usually cherry in my case, then carving out the negative spaces. After carving, what is left is a big "stamp" of the desired image. I roll ink with a roller over the woodcut, place a piece of handmade paper on the inked block, apply pressure and transfer the image on the paper.