Subject Tags: vertical, maple, sleak, gloss, sports, san diego, california modern, woodworker, contemporary, modern, psychedelic, mist, mountain, landscape, woodgrain, wooden, wood, marquetry, fantasy, asian, china, hawaii, green, valley, tropical, clounds, waterfalls, mountains
Size: 14"W x 39.25"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
This is a painting out of wood! With this piece in my "Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls" series I'm using the grain lines of Spalted Maple wood to be the contours of mountains. The dark lines which you see are actually the result of a fungus that grows in the wood. To achieve this painting I had to create a technique in which I paint with layer upon layer of tinted shellac in order to color the wood without blocking out the characteristics of the grain it’s self. Nobody else knows how to make a painting like this! Varnished in glossy non-yellowing resin. Comes with easy to use hanging cleat:)
Mac Hillenbrand has recently been named one of the current '50 to Watch' San Diego artist's by the directors of the Mingei and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego for his innovative and visually stunning paintings out of wood inlay and resin. His artistic conquest lives within the intrepid dominion of creating paintings out of wood. Since opening his doors officially for business in 2015 this guy has secretly endeavored to invent and pioneer three new artistic genres; marquetry surf art in wood inlay, turning the grain of a singular board into a painting with his ‘Waves in the Wood’ series and thirdly reinventing stained glass with ultra-prismatic resin paintings on plexiglass. Both a graduate of The American School of French Marquetry and the founder of The French Fry Factory underground ‘art-space’ he is currently pioneering the use of marquetry wood veneering techniques specifically to explore the aesthetic organic parallels between wood grain characteristics and oceanic textures. He lives, works and surfs in San Diego.