Mother Nature…Modernist

January 19, 2013

 A  fallen tree,  a single river rock worn  smooth by the passage of time and rushing water, both modern minimalist inspiration found in nature.  A quick walk through the yard or a relaxed meander through the woods or shore can ignite a creative spark that can’t be found sitting at the desk. Muted tones to bright colorations that only she can produce…materials, form and texture that seem impossible get those creative juices flowing. Is it your garden or your interior you need to rework? A room in your garden or a room in your home can both benefit from a leisurely stroll with both eyes wide open. Leave your iPhone behind, open the door, take a deep breath and head out. This exercise is not only simplequietmodern…it’s free. You might be surpised where it takes you.Copy of wntrAM3fCopy of yrnknll3FCopy (2) of log3FCopy of knitcapFJaehyo_lee

Visit artist Jaehyo Lee ( work pictured above) here:http://www.leeart.nameCopy of Terrain_gill_cookiewodcut

This Bryan Nash Gill woodblock print can be found here:http://www.shopterrain.com/art-accents/cookie-woodcut-print/searchString/gilllinghamstnFrivrrxpaleFCopy of MVC-025LCopy of snopondFHive_whitewomb

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Would I…

June 9, 2012

like this book as a Father’s Day gift?  You bet!  It’s no secret that I love trees, logs, branches, stumps, bark. If it’s part of a tree…give it to me. Even my cocktail table is a giant slice of raw, fallen tree. And, I’ve been known to use sections of logs as side tables or stools. If I framed some unfinished birch plywood whorls to hang  instead of art  no one would be surprised. That said, this hardcover volume of woodcut relief prints by Bryan Nash Gill, simply titled Woodcut, is right up my aesthetic. For the modern naturalist or natural modernist on your list, this could be just to ticket.

http://www.shopterrain.com/new-arrivals-house-home/woodcut