Saw Art

"What any true painting touches is an absence - an absence of which without the painting, we might be unaware. And that would be our loss.

- John Berger

Paintings on Saw Blades by Julie Oliver

When l realized the rich history of the saw milling industry here, it was almost larger than life.  The artist's eye and brush were on the blade in no time. With the thought of creating detailed artworks on these historic sawblades, the paintings could be created from photos belonging to the family. For those that reminisce, these become heirlooms to hold for younger generations. The compositions can cover imaginary ideas to factual or entire life stories.