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"Swing'n" is my largest wood burned piece to date. I don't pick my wood for my burnings by the type of wood, but by its character. If I didn't want the character of the wood, I'd be painting on white canvases. I'm bringing the outdoors and what we love about it to your indoor space. And this 6 1/2' slab of white pine has plenty of character. A bad cut at the saw mill, I saved this one from the burn pile to burn it my own way. Two steel head, hundreds of rocks and pebbles, and over twenty hidden aquatic creatures among the river bottom. Every time you walk past this peice over your fireplace or in your business lobby, you'll be finding more details you hadn't seen the last time.


Accomplished over 120+ hours  of free hand burning. No lasers, no tracing, just me and my red hot pyro pens doing our thing. The subject is two steelhead,  one about to either eat or ignore a swung fly...and that answer is left up to you. The clear coat on this one brings the grains alive, moving and flowing like water ripples and currents as you change your point of view walking by and the light plays on them.


You can view this fanatstic piece in person in Old Forge, NY at Space, Old Forge.


Hung with a 48" French cleat, sealed with glossy acrylic UV protectant clear. This one will need to be delivered/picked up or crated and shipped truck frieght; Shipping costs calculated after sale.

Reach out to me for more photos and any questions!




About my art "convases":

I choose the wood for my art by it's character, not its species. You will find knots, cracks, natural deformities, uneven surfaces and textures, as well as the ocassional saw mark. These are all things that speak to me when selecting my next canvas. They are not finished, finely sanded and planed but instead what we find ourselves surrounded by in nature when we venture out into it to forget the rat race for a little while. They are truly a mixture of rustic and refined, covering and blending these things with my art. 

I would also like to make note of where they should be hung. If you have a deck outside, you know it needs to be sealed every couple years or the sun will bleach it. And that your fire wood pile or that drift wood found on the river bleaches in the sun. The same will happen to a woodburning, no matter what it is sealed with given enough time. It's my suggestion that my art only be displayed indoors, and not somewhere that it will recieve regular, direct sunlight. Just like that wood outside, the sun's UV shows no mercy.


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