Linocut Nature – Series 5: Paying Homage to Tree Structures
In this captivating series, I aim to honor the intricate beauty of trees’ natural structures. The lush forest that envelops my hose serves as an endless wellspring of inspiration. This particular image, titled “Structures from Nature,” was meticulously crafted within the confines of my studio in Malexander. Equipped with a state-of-the-art graphic press, I am able to bring my vision to life on paper.
Limited to a print run of 30 copies, each piece is meticulously reproduced on exquisite fine paper sourced from the renowned Italian company, Fabriano. As a graphic designer, I divide my creative process into two distinct stages: conceptualization and printing. During the initial phase, I rely on my intuition to explore various expressions, forms, and compositions. With a keen eye and a sharp chisel blade, I meticulously carve these elements into a matrix.
The pursuit of the perfect form is an ongoing journey, requiring numerous iterations and proofs before achieving the desired outcome. Only after the final print is produced do I make any necessary adjustments to the matrix. In the second stage, I transition into the role of a printmaker, skillfully bringing my artistic vision to fruition.
By combining my expertise as a graphic designer and printmaker, I strive to create captivating linocut pieces that celebrate the awe-inspiring beauty of nature’s structures.