flight palimpsest artblock
The newest palimpsest block from the studio, with a lovely raven in flight.
Each piece has multiple layers of handwritten stories on flight & imagination, that are sanded lightly & erased before the next layer is added. The palimpsests have such a distinct feel of living thought captured in flight. They're some of our favorite pieces...
each palimpsest storyblock ordered plants one tree
- average size of storyblock: 5" w, 6 "h, 1 - 1.5" d
- wood species will vary according to what we have on hand
- packaged in an organic cotton bag with a small card telling a brief history of the chosen wood & the bird & brush series
- each block is shaped & painted here in the studio with our unique bird & brush process: the final piece has 6-8 layers of paint, ink, & graphite (including a secret handwritten wish...) - making each an original
art created by Kai on 04 January 2022
- Here in the studio, we sand, paint, & hand finish each piece with natural beeswax.
- Flying Edna studio signature on the back
- natural grain on the sides and back exposed to show the raw wood
how we make these...
We have the deep joy of working with incredibly beautiful repurposed wood, sometimes from trees that are hundreds of years old... This means every piece is unique & carries along its own history. We purposely do not fill in the bug holes or hide the knots & scarring. We do address the checks (the splits & cracks) that have appeared over time due to weather changes & stresses in the wood.
These are purposely & perfectly imperfect.
The wood species will vary according to what we can source from local small businesses dedicated to repurposing razed buildings, trees that are diseased, or taken down due to storms.
These pieces come with a small card telling a bit about us, our process & the wood species - either wrapped or comes in an organic cotton bag.
All our reclaimed wood products are shaped, sanded & waxed here in our studio. Unless stated otherwise, our painted pieces are our unique bird & brush process: 4-6 layers of paint, graphite & ink (including a secret hand written wish).