at the BaumWerk Etsy StoreDear friends, I thank you for all of your kind words and interest regarding this new print of the Living Tree. I am grateful that it seems to have struck a chord with many of you. A number of you have made inquiries into when and if prints would be available to purchase. As of Friday, a limited number (there will be more as I continue to print the edition) have been listed on my ETSY store. I am selling these first fifteen for $125, after that the price will increase to $150. Click here to go to the listing. Please read more below for some details about the print, and thank you again for your support!
The image itself is 12″ wide and 22 1/2″ tall and is printed on French’s 100# Butcher Off White Dur-o-tone paper, which is 18″ wide and 25″ tall. French’s paper is American made in Niles Michigan.The edition will be 1oo prints, which is the biggest edition I have ever made. Every single print is hand made by me on my Wepplo etching press in my Rose Hill, Kansas workshop. The print is made using three linoleum blocks, as a composite image. It took me over a year to design and carve the image into the blocks (although I was doing lots of other things during that year, besides carving linoleum).Many hours of painstaking carving went into creating all of the details in The Living Tree.The Tree and it’s roots are loaded with life, like this little owl. There are many spiritual and natural beliefs and dreams symbolically represented in this print. There are many things which I see and believe about who my God is, and also things which I strive to cultivate in my life and stewardship on the land. I don’t have many words as a companion for this image just yet, but perhaps in the future I may try to lay out those ideas for those who are interested.
7 thoughts on “Prints of “The Living Tree” Are Available for Sale”
It’s just so beautiful-I’ve asked my family to buy it for my upcoming 40th birthday so hopefully, I or one of them will be ordering in very soon! Thank you for your creativity and perseverance.
Thank you so much, Lizzie. I appreciate your encouragement and support. I hope that you have a good 40th year, I am just wrapping up mine currently.
So much to see and contemplate; so much to stir the heart anthe imagination. Thanks.
Hi Don, thank you for the comment. There is a lot of detail in this one. I wasn’t sure if it would come off ok when I first started it, but I am generally pleased with the results.
Holy smokes! Such an amazing print, my friend. And what a fantastic post to accompany it, as well!
Hi Jack, It’s been a while since I checked up on you. I was looking for something for my sister, dad, and I to get my mom for her 65th birthday. This might be what we settle on—it is so beautiful and indicitive, I believe of a life well lived and now entering a different “season.” Thank you for bringing it into the world. It kinda reminds me of a vision I had of God when I first started ministry. I recounted that in a recent sermon if you’re interested in giving it a listen. I hope all is well, and it is good to see your creativity! https://soundcloud.com/uumctulsa/season-of-creation-series-forest
Thanks Nathan. I am glad that you like the print. And thank you for checking in. I’ll give the sermon a listen.