Nando Costa: Landscape Engraved Series

"97141" Tillamook Forest
This image was inspired by an area of Tillamook Forest, Oregon where Nando usually picks chanterelle mushrooms in the fall. The shapes at the top of the image represent the often cloudy weather of the region. The long shape at the bottom is the path through the trees seen here as heptagon shaped towers. Available here.

These beautiful wood engraved artworks are part of a 10-piece limited edition series by Brazil artist (now Portland-based), Nando Costa. Nando is working on these for an upcoming art show in September. Initally they were created digitally and then later engraved using a laser on an untreated block of maple. Each of the 10 pieces (11.25 x 11.25 x 0.75 inches) will be individually signed and numbered and available for sale on Etsy. The engraving was produced in Portland by Joe Mansfield (see video below). It'll be fun to see them all side by side once all 10 are completed. In the meantime we're lucky a few are already available. If you're like us and have been a fan of Nando's for years you know what a treat this would be to own one. Click here to visit his site.

"22620" Barra da Tijuca
The title of this piece refers to the zip code of Nando's neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Each of the forthcoming artworks will be inspired by a different location which he has been to and which has influenced him in some shape or form. This particular one depicts in an iconic way the beaches and mountains near his home, while also graphically representing some personal aspirations and goals. Available here.


Laser Engraving on Wood from Nando Costa on Vimeo


Jan Halvarson

9 comments:

kendal croix. said...

very interesting pieces.

Jessica said...

These are beautiful!

Brancoprata said...

This is amazing work... amazing!!!

Christine said...

Wow, I'm loving these. So interesting.

Christine@TheFiveSenses.org

Anonymous said...

Great blog!

coteacher said...

these are amazing, and the pictures really help show the detail. so excited to follow your blog. :)

Chrissy Foreman C said...

Oh my goodness, my heart pitter patters!! These are totally AWESOME!!

Kate said...

Wow these are so beautiful! Love the texture and depth of them, they must be fantastic to run your hands over!

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

Wow that is so awesome, Nando Costa rocks!