Laser Etched and Painted Live Edge Wall Hanging - "Weeds or Wishes"
This laser etched wood wall hanging was design and created by Julia Gormly, a member of the TinkerTech makerspace. Julia starts her wood engravings with a pencil drawing, and selecting wood slabs cut from a supplier of south-east Michigan urban trees (city and suburban trees felled by wind or disease that would otherwise be chipped and turned into particle board). She then scans her drawing and converts into a laser etching path. She uses those path to etch her complex drawings into her selected wood pieces. She finishes the pieces by sanding, hand painting, and clear coating them, resulting in unique and beautiful works of art.