a wood-cut print of a willow tree by bryan nash gill, 2011
artist bryan nash gill of connecticut, USA repurposes the cut wood to inform his series picturing the imprint of the tree's life rings.
gill ensures the entirety of the plant is documented--from the patterns ingrained in the tree's trunk to the outer layer of bark encircling
its line-drawn core. firstly, gill coats the recycled lumber with a thin layer of ink, then placing a large sheet of washi paper upon the wood.
at this point, the artist presses down upon this surface with his own strength, running his hands over the smooth wooden area.
in completing this printing process, gill is able to reveal the entirety of the entirely unique print belonging to the once-live tree.