bird & brush storyblocks

These are synecdoches in a way... pieces of a larger whole.  Once part of towering, living trees, repurposed, & now reclaimed. Working with existing materials, always remembering we are only one small part of this wild universe that began long before we were here & will continue long after we are gone...

Each storyblock is crafted here in our studio with our unique bird & brush technique (4-6 layers of paint & ink & graphite, including a hand written secret wish between the layers). The photos are 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 each one will be a little bit different than what is pictured. 

Bird & brush storyblocks are created to order and ship from the studio 2-5 days after ordering, depending on the season and our order