This beautiful Red Gum sourced from beautiful Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills. Bridgewater once known as Cox’s Creek after the river that runs through the township. Bridgewater was also at the end of the railway track from Adelaide which although no longer stops in Bridgewater the rail line continues to be used by the Ghan and transport rail. The town waws renamed Bridgewater when the adjacent flour mill was built and the nearby land subdivided in 1857
Part of our tree cross section relief print range.
10 pulled prints only
Current edition number 3/10
Size 1020 x 1020 Box framed
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.
Other available print
* Please not all pieces will vary as each is an original print, including positioning on the canvas.
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