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New Salvaged Wood Pieces Fused with Geometric Patterns by Jason Middlebrook

Artist Jason Middlebrook uses discarded and salvaged wood as a canvas for his intricate geometric designs. He gathers roughly-chopped trees and paints precise, steady lines that are in stark contrast to their rustic, organic forms. By combining these two seemingly disparate worlds–nature and contemporary art–Middlebrook creates a beautiful juxtaposition that engages them both. He accomplishes this complementing coexistence in two different ways: sometimes, he'll produce patterns that go against the wood grain, while in other pieces, he'll carefully follow the natural rings and grooves with jagged, angular lines.

Since we first featured Middlebrook's work, he's opened a solo exhibition called Gold Rush at the Peters Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It features nine of his gorgeous wood paintings, showcasing a wide range of trunks and surface patterns. The show is on display through October 3rd.

Jason Middlebrook: Website
via [Design Milk]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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