The Wood Engravings


One of the great pleasures of working on LOOK & SEE was collaborating with artist and wood engraver Wesley W. Bates.  Wesley's work has long accompanied Wendell Berry's poetry.  When he agreed to provide original images for our film we were truly thrilled.  

Because each image involves such painstaking effort, we asked Wesley to film a block from start to finish.  At two hours long, the video above is a distillation of three days of his effort.  And Wesley provided over ten such engravings along with the film's signature block of Wendell Berry.