Waves of Grain

The following two-minute video has been screened at film festivals around the world according to the artist’s website here. Keith Scretch says that to create this strata-cut (stop motion) animation, he “planed down a block of wood one layer at a time, photographing it at each pass. The painstaking process revealed a hidden life and motion in the seemingly static grain of the wood, even as the wood itself was reduced to a mound of sawdust.”

As the Woodworking Network describes here, the result is mesmerizing: “the grain seems to flow like water.. the knots even appear to move across the surface as each layer of wood is removed.” (HT: R. Falletta)

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein

“I can look at the knot in a piece of wood until it frightens me.”
– William Blake

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