Someday/Today: Salvaged Art

One is created from the base of a salvaged tree; the other was salvaged from a local thrift store. 


I would love to own a Bryan Nash Gill tree stump relief. He uses a brayer to roll ink onto a Hemlock tree stump. He then laboriously rubs a piece of handcrafted washi paper on top translating the texture onto the paper. The result is a stunningly simple, beautiful piece of art. The tree stump is salvaged from an old mill and would have otherwise been discarded. I will have to save up, though: Bryan’s Hemlock 82 is $4,000 from Ashes and Milk.


Instead of staring a blank wall, I can adorn it by adding a thrift store portrait transformed into a modern day piece of art. The original frame for this George Washington portrait was gold and dated. Acrylic paint was used to mimic the painting giving it a subtle change that is so clever and stylish that George would be a welcome addition to any hip home. His makeover is care of Tyler Goodro of Plastolux.

Someday/Today is a weekly column that inspires you to dream big for your home, and scale it to your lifestyle, always keeping sustainability of the planet – and your wallet – in mind.