faux bois

faux bois

Fake wood- like just about everything- sounds so much better in French. There is a playful element of theater in faux bois objects d'art that surprises and delights, as would-be 'wood' is made of something else- ceramic, concrete, fabric, wallpaper or papier-mâché. Since the mid-19th century, trompe-l'œil technique has been sometimes kitsch, often chic, always charming.

Woodcut, Bryan Nash Gil

Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill presents large-scale relief prints from the cross sections of trees, revealing the sublime power locked inside their arboreal rings. Hardcover, 2012. 

Find this item and more at I. U. Tripp & Co., a general store with roots as far back as the 1830s on Main Street, Oak Hill, New York. We are located about three hours north of Manhattan, half-way between Hudson and Albany, and just a stone's throw from Windham.

$ 24.00