Between the Bark and the Wood

These mono-prints record the life of multiple organisms that, because of a life cycle that occurs (either in part or in its entirety) between the bark and the wood of trees, etch the wood as it were, either by physical chewing (insect larva) or chemical digestion (fungi and slime-molds). Appropriate specimens of wood are collected and converted into printable surfaces. Printing and additional layering is done using water-soluble wax-based pigments, watercolor and gold leaf on handmade papers and polyester films. Because of the highly irregular surfaces, prints are made by burnishing with agates rather than by utilizing presses

 

 

1. Western Juniper Series 12.0 A, 6.5 cm. x 18.5 cm., 2015

1. Western Juniper Series #12.0 A, 6.5 cm. x 18.5 cm., series of 22, 2015, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015.

 

2. Western Juniper Series 20.0 E, 14.5 cm. x 16.5 cm., 2015

2. Western Juniper Series #20.0 E, 14.5 cm. x 16.5 cm., series of 6, Water-soluble-wax pigments, gold leaf and watercolor on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015.

 

3. Ponderosa Pine Series 16.0 B, triptych 29 cm. x 15 cm., 2015

3. Ponderosa Pine Series #16.0 B, triptych 29 cm. x 15 cm., series of 7, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Waterford 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015.

 

4. Madrone Series 25.9, 14 cm. x 32 cm., 2015

4. Madrone Series #25.9, 14 cm. x 32 cm., series of 9, series of 22, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Yupo 57 lb. polyester, 2015.

 

5. Western Juniper Series 5.0 A, 9 cm. x 15 cm., 2015

5. Western Juniper Series #5.0 A, 9 cm. x 15 cm., series of 4, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

6. Aspen Series 18.0 A, 12.5 cm. x 32.5 cm., 2015

6. Aspen Series #18.0 A, 12.5 cm. x 32.5 cm., series of 4, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Waterford 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015.

 

 

 

7. Western Juniper Series 6.0 A, 6 cm. x 11 cm., 2015

7. Western Juniper Series #6.0 A, 6 cm. x 11 cm., series of 65, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

 

8. Western Juniper Series 20.0 F, 14.5 cm. x 16.5 cm., 2015

8. Western Juniper Series #20.0 F, 14.5 cm. x 16.5 cm., series of 6, Water-soluble-wax pigments, gold leaf and watercolor on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

9. Ponderosa Pine Series 17.1, 11.5 cm. x 29.5 cm., 2015

9. Ponderosa Pine Series #17.1, 11.5 cm. x 29.5 cm., series of 4, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

10. Western Juniper Series 2.6, 7 cm. x 13 cm., 2015

10. Western Juniper Series #2.6, 7 cm. x 13 cm., series of 8, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Arches 140 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

11. Lodge Pole Pine Series 14.0 H, 8 cm. x 21.5 cm., 2015

11. Lodge Pole Pine Series #14.0 H, 8 cm. x 21.5 cm., series of 8, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

12. Madrone Series 26.6, 23 cm. x 29.5 cm., 2015

12. Madrone Series #26.6, 23 cm. x 29.5 cm., series of 6, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Waterford 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

Madrone Series #23.3, 16 cm. x 37 cm., series of 6, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Yupo 57 lb. polyester, 2015

Madrone Series #23.3, 16 cm. x 37 cm., series of 6, Water-soluble-wax pigments & gold leaf on Yupo 57 lb. polyester, 2015

 

Western Juniper 21.5 cm. x 14.5 cm.

14. Western Juniper Series #8.0 J, triptych 21.5 cm. x 14.5 cm., series of 11, Water-soluble-wax pigments, gold leaf and watercolor on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

 

15. Western Juniper Series 19.0 C, 15.5 cm. x 18.5 cm., series of 6, 2015

15. Western Juniper Series #19.0 C, 15.5 cm. x 18.5 cm., series of 6, Water-soluble-wax pigments, gold leaf and watercolor on Arches 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper, 2015

One comment to Between the Bark and the Wood

  1. Mark Zanger says:

    Love the triangle and rays! I was fortunate enough to receive another one of your works with a triangle and rays from the show at the library! It made a difference with a bit more of ThySelf in it!

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