Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Haunted Hollow Tree
Featured Artist

(reproduction print ~ personal favorite)

Pyrography {py•rog•ra•phy}
The art of burning images onto wood or paper using a heated tool or a fine flame. From the Greek “pur” meaning fire and “graphos” meaning writing.

(reproduction print)

Inspired by a gorgeous old gnarled tree in the backroads of the countryside where she lives, Lauren creates stunning images on wood using the ancient art of pyrography. Her haunting images of trees are personal favorites of mine. The medium of pyrography is a challenging one, the permanent nature of burning requires constant precision. Different tonal values and subtle graduations are created by carefully varying the pressure and temperature of the pen tip.

Lauren is a self-taught artist and has also worked in pencil and oils. In 2004 she found pyrography, but saw it mostly used in crafts. She knew such an amazingly gorgeous medium needed to be incorporated into her art. Her process is ever-evolving as she incorporates new mediums alongside the woodburnings. Read more about Lauren's art here.

(reproduction print)

Pyrography is an absolutely beautiful medium and the finished pieces make for a wonderful and unique addition to any growing art collection. I encourage you to visit The Haunted Hollow Tree’s online shop for original pyrographic wood pieces and beautiful reproduction prints.

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