- An original, signed, one of a kind, rustic oak pointillism Lion art piece created with traditional freehand pyrography techniques.
- Pyrography is an old art form whereby the surface cells of wood are burned with hot wire to produce a permanent colouration of the wood without the need for paint or varnishes.
- The Lion has been carefully produced by burning thousands of dots by hand which blend in the viewer’s eye giving definition to the animal form.
- Over 130 hours of burning has resulted in a unique and challenging art piece, suited to the equally challenging oak medium.
- The oak timber has been carefully selected for it’s beautiful grain, and waney edging, and has undergone intensive preparations by hand to enable successful burning.
- Oak is a notoriously difficult medium for pyrography due to it’s density and unruly grain, making this piece a very unique edition for art collectors and those with an appreciation of natural materials. This one-off piece thus boasts an organic style, setting it aside from commercially accessible lazer wood art practices.
- This feature art hangs from wire attached from two D-ring clasps on the rear of the piece for wall mounting.
- Viewing by appointment only.
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About “Inner Voice”:
This artwork was created with the aim to evoke an emotional understanding of an animal that is classically stereotyped as “red in tooth-and-claw”. My intention with this artwork was to create a lion that goes against the traditional composition of a predator, instead offering a juxtaposition to the aggressive protagonist as is so often associated with large wild cats in historic and modern visual arts. This artwork inspires a sense of wonder as to the expression held behind the animals eyes, creating an inquisitive mood from the viewer as a base to find common understanding between person and beast. “Inner Voice” is a surmise of this feeling, that we share an inner thought process and consciousness with animals- a connection that so often gets lost in the modern world.
For further information about the making process of “Inner Voice” please visit my blog post here.