While I Make Up My Mind

By Isobel Rayson

woodblock carving



Isobel draws inspiration from the surroundings of her home and studio in rural New South Wales, paying close attention to the marks and patterns found in this environment. Small details such as the contours of weathered remnant wood or the structure of a single seed pod littered among hundreds fallen from trees above are documented in photographs and sketches.

In the studio, Isobel will use these references as a starting point, often abstracting details through size and repetition before translating them onto the woodblock through the process of carving.