Wood & Ink:
"Landscapes through Wood" by following the grain
Some wood has beautiful grain, resulting in very unique pattern. Especially any kind of spalted wood and ambrosia maple have distinctive appearance due to its high diversity in grain and pattern. But also wood with color variation in heartwood and sapwood, e.g. poplar, are very inviting wood types for this art.
To create the "Landscapes through Wood", those diversities - grain, lines, pattern, segments or color variations of wood - are highlighted with ink or water color. The pictures usually consist of one or two wood types. Some pictures are made with a technique called "bookmatching" where two adjoining slices of the same wood create a mirror effect.