by David Kreider
Welcome to KreiderArt Galleries of Pyrographic Art, a unique collection of fine arts with wood and burning.
Pyrography, or woodburning is nearly a lost art, yet from my earliest encounters with it as a child I found it seductive. In the warm organic beauty of wood I find a deep spiritual connection with nature, an intriguing aesthetic that now adds mystery and meaning to my art.
Over the years as I've explored its nuances, the subtle blends of wood and the subjects I portray, I feel I've discovered something truly beautiful. The rich flesh tones and deep earthy hues of burning combine handsomely with my faces and wildlife renderings. The grains of oak, birch, maple, and fir infused with transparent color offer rich tonal underlays and evocative parallels to the ethereal textures of the atmosphere, gentle ripples in water, and the undulating stratifications of landscape and terrain. In my explorations with woods I've found intriguing steppingstones to new extrapolations as well - to virtual and electronic arts derivatives I've called pyrographics.
I invite you to explore these musings in art and to leave a few words with your thoughts.. I hope you enjoy your visit!