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GNARLED - Acrylic Desk Block

Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia 

This tree was a real challenge to photograph. With constant rain over three days I was determined to capture it at its best, where the water brings out the colours of the bark. I was hoping for a small break in the weather, but mother nature had other ideas. I was due back in the gallery in Canberra, so I had a shortening window to capture it or I would miss out. Battling wind and persistent rain while trying to keep the lens dry, I ultimately captured this tree as I wanted; wet from the rain and the colours of the bark prominent. These old gnarly snow gums certainly don't always look like this, but when soaking wet and at the right time year, the colours of the bark really do add an extra dimension to these magnificent ancient trees.

Available in three acrylic desk block sizes:

  • 10cm x 10cm (2cm deep)
  • 19cm x 19cm (3cm deep)
  • 30cm x 30cm (3cm deep)


Our acrylic desk blocks give the photo a three dimensional look. They are perfect for desks, bookshelves, mantlepieces, bed side tables - any horizontal surface.

The photo is printed on professional grade metallic photographic paper, using archival inks. It is then mounted on the back of an acrylic (plexiglass) block. It is finished with diamond polishing, buffing and final hand polish.

They are free standing, so no hanging system is required. These are a very popular option for gifts, farewell presents or if you need a small lightweight option to travel with. Acrylic desk blocks come in a box ready to gift.