Silky oak

[Silky oak tree gum, ochres, green earth, eucalyptus gall and wattle bark ink on traditional gesso on 640gsm archival paper]


This was one of those synchronistic moments, a delivery truck scraped the Silky oak tree in the neighbour’s garden. Over the next few days the tree began to weep a sweet sticky gum. As there were no sugar gliders to harvest it, I tested the gum in the studio as an alternative to gum arabic. As you can see it works well and warrants further research.


A4 size Australian Hand-Made Tasmanian Oak Timber Frame

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Silky oak