Part of our tree cross section relief print range.
9/10 Hand Pressed Original prints only
1020 x 1220 slightly larger when framed.
The Mount Lofty ranges were named by Matthew Flinders in 1802. This piece of pine was sourced from the region once known as the Mount Lofty Village. Even as far back as the 1860’s the region had a school and a resident magistrate who had his own vineyard growing Madeira, Shiraz and Riesling.
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.