Fallen Tree Prints
The most beautiful things in life are often the things that we neglect or take for granted the most. Take for instance trees. Most of us look at them more as a source of firewood for keeping us warm during the stormy and snowy months. They also provide cover when we’re out in the wilderness. However, trees have stories to tell. One clearly doesn’t need to become a dendrochronologist to appreciate the life stories of trees.
Erik Linton invites you to take a closer look at the lives and stories of trees with his own take of magnificent tree art, taking prints of the cross section of some of the finest trees from around the country. Every piece of artwork is worthy of a spotlight in a world-renowned museum. Now you can bring such museum-worthy art pieces into your own home.
Each cross-section comes with the very distinct shape of the tree plus the growth rings that are likened to the fingerprints of humans. Each year, trees grow a ring around the one preceding it, giving you an idea of just how old the tree is. Of course, there will always be instances where the growth rings are obscured by other marks that are characteristic of certain species like the pines of Cottonwood Canyon or the driftwoods of the Grand Canyon.
Fallen trees from all over the US are gathered and meticulously cut in a very precise manner to preserve the stories that it wants to tell people. The woodblock printing technique used by Erik Linton speaks of his respect and admiration for Mother Nature’s creations, forever immortalizing them in a museum-worthy works of art.
Erik Linton’s artwork is not just another man’s obsessive tendency to glorify one of Mother Nature’s most revered creations. It is a graphic journal into the lives of these living things that have been forsaken by most men in their pursuit of development. It’s a visual and compelling story about one of man’s most invaluable resources yet often abused and misused.
Letting this story be told in your living room is the least you can do.
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