- An original, signed, one of a kind, rustic oak pointillism African Elephant 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 African Elephants have been carefully produced by burning thousands of dots by hand which blend in the viewer’s eye giving definition to the animal forms.
- Over 110 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 flush wall mounting.
- Viewing by appointment only.
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Note from the artist:
I believe that the responses to environmental and social stimuli prove an emotional sentience as much as a base survival instinct. Elephants, to me, define this theory perfectly. Elephants caress the bones of deceased counterparts, shed tears, and have strong familial bonds that often reflect our own. I wanted to capture a tentative moment between two animals, in a simple gesture. Two elephants with entwined trunks captivate an audience. It is as simple a gesture as two old lovers holding hands, as close a physical connection as a hug, and yet as subtle as eye contact between family members sharing years of memories and understanding. In addition to my objective to capture the “emotional moment” between the two subjects, I have deliberately burned only a faint outline of their tusks. These ghost-like tusks, combined with entwined trunks, represents the important news received from the Chinese government during the time of this artworks creation: The announcement that China is invoking a ban on domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017. A decision I commend and a conservation issue that I hope to spread awareness about through my art.
For further information about the making process of “I’ve got you” please visit my blog post here.