“…positive hopeful art is well worth the effort.” - the artist
Pyrography is the technique of using heated metal tips to burn images in many different media. The traditional material is wood. Marsha started Pyrography when she needed to decorate some crosses she had cut from Cedar planks.
She was fascinated by the ability to bring images to life using such a simple tool. As a self taught artist she feels the need to capture the beauty around her seen often in the most simple of scenes focusing mainly on texture and the play of shadow.
Marsha uses Baltic Birch plywood for its light color and smooth surface in many of her projects. Her favorite medium however, is Strathmore Bristol paper. The heated metal tips toast the paper without burning through. Leather is also a distinct favorite for several pieces, its supple surface responds well to the heat.
Marsha uses representationalism and chooses images that provoke nostalgia. She strongly believes that positive hopeful art is well worth the effort. Despite using media that is normally associated with death and decay, such as cut wood, tanned leather, and heated metal.
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