A Living FontAugust 29, 2012

I think of myself as mostly a fine artist. Nevertheless, due to the fact that I have created a lot of commercial graphic work – I get ideas for graphic design and font design. I have been taking photos of trees lately for the Photography Album 1 called Tree Porn. You can see these photos on the Photography tab of my website.

I have also taken a lot of pictures of tattooed trees – trees that people have carved their names or initials into. These are carved onto live trees and change significantly as the tree grows. So I have carved a whole alphabet into one of these trees and have photographed the first day. I will continue to photograph it over time and record the changes. This creates what I call a “living font” that I can use for some kind of graphic design work in the future.