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Those of us fortunate enough to make a living doing something we love are truly blessed. I can't think of anything else I would enjoy doing more than 'burning' for a living. I'm very fortunate in having received such positive responses from art collectors and enthusiasts. I have received hundreds of complimentary e-mails from all over the world. My art work is in private collections throughout the world, many musicians are playing my pyrographed musical instruments, and for that I am humbled and honored.
Thanks to all of you who have collected my work and continue to do so!
Everything I know about PYROGRAPHY is absolutely self taught. Burning on wood and paper, as well as on anything with a wooden kind of texture. Leather, bones and gourds, also good canvases for this art form.
Interesting enough, Pyrography is perhaps the only type of art where is no real need for your tool touching the respective canvas! You can burn a piece of wood with a 'red hot iron' type tool, even without touching it, but holding it very close to it's surface. Or you can use a magnifying lens to direct sunlight through on a piece of wood or paper, and burn it. Just Physics...
Sepia-like portraits, still-lives, religious icons, reproductions of Old Italian Masters, custom violins, violas, cellos, harps, guitars, and banjos, wood furniture pieces, different private commissions on wood or paper (cardboard), these are my 'burned' artworks. At any sizes, from a few square cm to a few square meters, almost anything can be pyrographed by hand. Challenging and interesting stuff, I think...
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P Y R O G R A P H Y
py - rog - ra - phy n. pl. py - rog - ra - phs
1. The art of producing designs on wood, leather, or other materials by using heated tools or a flame.
2. A design made by this process
py'ro - graph' n.
pyrog'ra - pher n.
py'ro - graph'ic adj.