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Aged Tree Art Collections

The Diptych Collection Sandblasts Wood and Highlights a Tree's Age

— April 25, 2014 — Art & Design
The Diptych Collection was done by New Window and Lex Pott to explore the aging process of a tree, and make some art in the process. The designs are sandblasted, which reveal the age rings from the tree's life.

This particular tree that was used in the collection was planted in 1960, and recently cut down in 2013, making it perfect for exploring its aging process. The pieces made in the Diptych Collection vary, and don't seem to serve any function in particular. The main point is that viewers are able to see the age lines in solid form in the wood, and then using sandblasting techniques these lines are carefully separated in other parts of the same piece. It's fascinating to see the aging process laid right in front of one's eyes.

Photo Credits: designboom, newwindow.nl
Trend Themes
1. Aged Wood Art - Using sandblasting techniques to reveal the age lines of cut down trees in art pieces presents an opportunity to preserve natural history in a creative and sustainable manner.
2. Tree Aging Exploration - Exploring the aging process of trees through art presents an opportunity for researchers and scientists to learn more about the history of trees and their environmental impact.
3. Functional Art - Creating art pieces that may not serve any functional purpose presents an opportunity for the art market to expand and for artists to express themselves in unique and innovative ways.
Industry Implications
1. Art - The use of sandblasting techniques to showcase the age lines of trees in art pieces presents an opportunity for the art industry to incorporate new and sustainable materials.
2. Furniture Design - Using sandblasting techniques to show the age of trees in furniture design presents an opportunity for the furniture industry to incorporate sustainable materials and unique design elements.
3. Environmental Science - Exploring the aging process of trees through art presents an opportunity for environmental scientists to gain valuable insight into the history of trees and their role in the environment.
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