Waves of Grain: How Animating Sawdust Creates Swells in Wood

by Owen James Burke

Artist Keith Skretch painstakingly photographed a plank of wood while planing it down, snapping a shot after each pass of the planer, millimeter by millimeter. Taking note of the “seemingly static grain of the wood,” he strung the photos together to make this strata-cut animation, which looks like ocean waves wrapping their way around points and peeling over reefs.

Read more from Keith Skretch about the project on Vimeo — OB

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