The very first artblock was created on a slab of maple that found its way to us in the form of a long plank - once a floorboard in an old barn somewhere in the Northeast. We planed it, sanded it & painted just the one side, leaving the sides & back to tell a bit of the story of the once-living-maple.
These are synecdoches in a way... pieces of a larger whole. Once part of towering, living trees, then repurposed or reclaimed. Our way of honoring craft, working with existing materials, always remembering we are only one small part of this wild universe...
Each artblock is crafted here in our studio with our bird & brush technique (4-8 layers of paint & graphite, including a hand written secret wish). The photos are of the original piece painted on various slabs of reclaimed wood.
We use these originals as guides to create every artblock to order. Each piece of wood has its own unique biology & history - & we paint by hand so they're always a little bit different than what is pictured.
Artblocks are created to order and ship from the studio 5-7 days after ordering.
In the spirit of giving back, each artblock ordered plants one tree