Wood, roots and silent places.
Monochrome ink drawings of nature. The black.book series is dedicated to silent places, as well as trees and their strong roots which can be found in the middle of the forest. I particularly like to draw the elegant shapes of roots, branches and bones in black and white. In this context, I create a dense network of black ink lines. It is important to me to depict the natural forms that are visible. But the idea of the flowing life energy inside the tree is also part of the design.
Long hikes through magical forests and to remote places are my source of inspiration. When I’m in nature, I often have my sketchbook with me to make quick sketches on the spot. I take these sketches and notes with me and then use them as a guide to draw a special tree or landscape in detail. In my eyes, trees and their impressive roots stand for vitality, stability and the cycle of life.
The original drawings and prints are available. Feel free to have a look at the linked collections: