I wanted to portray nature in a more accurate way, so rather than using man cut wooden blocks, I took a branch from a fallen tree in the garden and used that to create prints, experimenting with different movements and textures and seeing how it reflected nature.
I even began making cuts into the wood which I found to had a very interesting affect as it appeared to look like trees, which seems slightly ironic.
I began experimenting with different types of wood and how it affects the atmosphere, including different movements such as twisting and scratching. I found the effects to be very interesting, especially when on a large scale .
I even began painting and printing over the top of these prints to show contrast between the man made marks and the natural marks made from the wood. I thought that these were successful but I want to be able to get my point across of the human involvement in nature in a more subtle way.
I like the idea of moving away from printing and looking more into the textures of wood itself.