Tattoo inspired symbolic woodcuts by Bryn Perrott (deerjerk)

A brand-new art technique on Bleaq today: woodcuttings! When I came across these lovely works by Bryn Perrott (also known as deerjerk) I was immediately intrigued. Her pieces look solid and strong, are filled with symbolism and the compact compositions would make great tattoos. It wasn’t a surprise to learn Bryn has worked in a tattoo shop, and is fascinated by tattoo history. On her tattoo influences:

I have since become increasingly interested in the aesthetic and history of tattoo images because of the simplicity and directness those images convey to even the briefest of glances. Which is why I reference heavily from tattoo history; I’m trying to present these images in an equally strong but new context. Essentially I want to pay homage to those references and influences, to the history of an industry built on real work. That, and to always revamp these icons without tiring them out.

Oh and on more thing before I’ll show you the good stuff: there’s sloths. Jay! ;) Enjoy!

Bryn Perrott website

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Thank you for reading! If you like Bryn’s work make sure to follow her on Instagram. What do you think of these wood cuttings?

Source quote: Juxtapoz

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    • I remember this from school too, although we always made linocuts instead of wood. Also remember my hands being sore and all covered up in bandages after, ’cause I wasn’t very good in limiting my strength ;)

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