Franz Gertsch attained international fame early on with his photorealistic paintings. In the mid-1980s he began to create woodcuts in equally meticulous work. The artist found models from nature in the immediate vicinity of his residence, and he created pictures of the view into the interior of the forest near Rüschegg or series of individual plants such as the grasses. At close range, the weave of the delicate blades of grass appears monumental and impenetrable. Without a horizon, it takes up the entire picture surface and continues in the eye of the beholder.