Thursday, July 28, 2011

Scott Marr’s Pigmented Pyrography

Australian artist Scott Marr has a unique technique of drawing using pyrography (the art of using a heated tip to burn or scorch designs onto wood) and painting with natural pigments, predominantly from the bush. His works just blew us away- beautiful creatures and anthropomorphic mixtures - full of poetic tiny details, tribal decor and emotional imaginings.

“By the time Scott sits down at the easel, his works of art are already well underway. A large part of Scott’s artistic practice is comprised of the identification, collection and preparation of an astounding range of natural pigments. His bush pigments are unpredictable by nature, ensuring that each work of art is imbued with a genuine uniqueness. The variable palette reflects the dynamic and seasonal character of the natural world, where no two days or places are the same. Scott says, “Over the past few years, I’ve been experimenting with the extraction and application of natural pigments. I now feel my experimentation has become my applied practice. This confidence together with the discovery of new colors has opened up new dimensions for my art”.” - Via KatoomaFineArt

For Scott’s art blog, click here.
For a look/listen at Osunlade's new album "Pyrography", for which Scott did all the incredible art, click here. 

(Originally posted in the Eclectix "BURN" Issue, July 2011,
 along with the permanent online exhibit of fire-related art, LINK HERE.)

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