Animal Artworks Painted with Heat by Julie Bender
Julie Bender is a self-taught master of Pyrography, a technique that involves using a heated implement to scorch materials like wood, paper or leather.
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“Borrowing from the ancient craft of wood-burning, I attempt to portray the natural world in fresh ways to express my profound appreciation of animals and nature. I am moved by the graceful synthesis of a smooth wooden surface and the heat infused within to create rich sepia. As I ‘paint with heat,’ I feel a certain parallel between the wild and natural spirits that embody my subjects and the organic and distinctively unforgiving nature of my medium.”
– Julie BenderArt Illustration Posted on March 5, 2012