Dillon Bennett is a wood engraver and artist living in Seattle since 2012. He originally moved to the city to pursue a career in Graphic Design but soon discovered printmaking and letterpress through the School of Visual Concepts. Shortly thereafter, he began to study engraving under the tutelage of Carl Montford, a master engraver and printmaker. With careful observation and attention to detail, each piece of work became more vibrant and technically refined.
Through the limitations of wood engraving as a medium, he explores the minutiae and complexities of the natural world. Intricate figures and scenes take on a graphic quality, revealing the simple beauty of the forms. The process itself, and the deliberation and intention with which each mark is made, lend a weight to the images, each one taking on a life of its own.