Part of our tree cross section relief print range.
10 pulled prints only
1220 x 1830 slightly larger when framed.
Sourced this amazing old Pepper tree from Angaston. It stood proudly outside the Angaston Police Station.In 1839 the Surveyor General of South Australia sold 28,000 acres at the present site of Angaston for £1 an acre to George Fife Angas. The town took its name from this hugely influential landowner. George Fife Angas deplored drunken and unruly behaviour. He wrote in 1851: ‘There were persons prowling amongst sheep stations and shepherds’ huts in the neighbourhood, who did untold injury in making the shepherds drunk with spirits slyly introduced, but no one had authority to apprehend them’. Angas lobbied the Government for the area’s first police station. He then donated the land and building materials. The complex eventually included stables, courtroom, magistrate’s room, and cells for wrongdoers. The building has nine inch Baltic pine and slab slate floors. The Old Police Station is now a private residence. (taken from http://angaston.org.au/historic-buildings-of-angaston/)
Wood Relief Prints
These collaborative beautiful large scale tree prints pay tribute to the library of information each one of these trees hold.
The Dendrochronology not only tells us the age of the tree but the passage of time each tree has lived. With each tree growing one ring annually these rings show a story of drought, fire, disease, insect plagues, wildlife and excessive rain. Long after these trees have fallen they continue to change shape, swelling, splitting and contracting with the exposure to rain and sun.We source these cross sections from fallen trees in the Adelaide Hills and besides the environmental story each tree has a human story to tell. A marriage held under the shade of a once magnificent gum, the inspiration of the charcoal drawing of a cedar tree by Hans Heysen or a tree planted for a loved one passed too soon.Each section is carefully brought back to our studio where we plane, sand and char the surface to reveal the depth of the rings, a process that can take days to complete. Ink is then applied to the surface and the canvas to the ink, careful rubbing completes the process. Only 10 prints are taken from each tree and every print will be unique.
Canvas framed Black, Oak or oak and black.