Philippines-based artist Jordan Mang-osan harnesses the power of the sun to create beautifully detailed works of pyrographic art. Pyrography (or pygrogravure) is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. For Mang-osan that object is a magnifying glass, which he uses to direct the heat of the sun to etch dark marks onto prepared sheets of plywood. He creates pieces that range from grand landscapes to detailed portraits. It’s a slow and painstaking process required great skill and patience. Each piece takes Mang-osan several months to complete.

“The artist, who is an ethnic Igorot hailing from the mountainous Cordilleras region, stays close to his roots by working with raw, indigenous materials and focusing on subject matter that celebrates the rich heritage of his people and his country.”

To check out more of his pyrography pieces, visit Jordan Mang-osan’s Facebook page or head over to Fine Art America,

[via Demilked and My Modern Metropolis]


Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, is a South African born artist living in Scotland who practices the art of pyrography or pyrogravure. The term means “writing with fire”the artform consists of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object. In LeRoc’s case, that heated object is a soldering iron, which he uses on pieces of wood to create detailed and impressively lifelike illustrations.

“I started out with a lighter and a nail held firmly in place with a pair of pliers! My aunt later gave me an old soldering iron and that was me hooked. I have no formal education and my style is definately influenced by a mixture of my graffiti background and surroundings.”

Visit LeRoc’s website to view more examples of his beautiful pyrographic artwork.

[via My Modern Metropolis]



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