Trees in captivity

Woodburning poster for a lecture about the life of trees in artificial environment

"The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan meaning that the form of a medium embeds itself in any message it would transmit or convey, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived. (Wikipedia)Poster is created for lecture about trees and greens "under lock and key": in city parks and modern urban conditions.

Russian criminal tattoos

Russian criminal tattoo is characterized by brutal lines, unstable thickness of outline, hand-written coursive letters and symmetry. Also it has a very specific set of symbols like starts, crosses, birds, roses, churches, etc.

For the poster I used some of the most common features and symbols of actual criminal tattoo to make a “prison tattoo” on a tree. Wood burning technique helped to carve brulally looking outline.

Sketches of the poster

Iterations of woodburning on different wooden surfaces

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