bird & brush storyblocks
As we prepare for our move, we are temporarily pausing all orders of story keepers, artblocks, storyblocks, & whispers... (this includes care packages as well). We anticipate being able to take orders for these once again in early July... until then, they'll read as sold out. If you have any questions, just email us email@example.com
There are a few studio pieces still available - click here to take a look
Working with reclaimed wood is always a challenge. It's highly inconsistent, irregular & worth every moment it takes because it's beautiful...
The very first bird & brush was created on a slab of maple that found its way here to Montana 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. Our way of honoring the beauty that surrounds us - always remembering we are only one small part of this wild universe...
Each storyblock 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 from scans of the original piece painted by Kai &/or Fia on various slabs of reclaimed hardwood.
We use these originals as guides to create every storyblock 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.
Bird & brush storyblocks leave the studio 1-4 days after ordering.