- Maria Luisa Grimani: Collages
- John-Henry Marshall's New Show On Wood
- Rich Chin: His Father Remembered
- Romantic Pieces from the Past
Release of Gravity
As this article goes to press,
Marshall just opened his new show On Wood January
10th to a packed house at the Unit B (Gallery) in Chicago,
Illinois. See John-Henry's
Press Release to learn about his exhibit and see more images. The
show, which will run until February 1st, was covered in the Chicago
Reader (complete with picture), the Chicago Journal, and the Chicago
This exhibit, although somewhat related to the project John-Henry started a year ago with his calendars featured in the November 2001 issue of Pyrograffiti and in the John-Henry Marshall Salon in the E-Museum, is definitely a departure from his original project.
From the press release description: "The female form has been stripped of all details except for contours, leaving a silhouette, a flat shape. These remaining forms are then manipulated . . . into 'building blocks' which are then assembled . . . to create unexpected patterns and dynamic images."
Portrait of Frank Chin
IAPA member from Pennsylvania, pyrographic artist Rich Chin did this handsome portrait of his father, who died when Rich was still too young to even remember him.
Baroque Style Box and Lid
by Norman O. Totzke, September 1905
Kitchener (at that time Berlin), Ontario, Canada
Pyrography on wood panel
Owned by Peter Findlay, Conestoga College
Image courtesy of Lynda Eaves
The old pyrographic pieces in this delightful little collection were selected--in the spirit of Valentine's Day--for their romantic appeal. IAPA member Lynda Eaves of Canada kindly provided the first and last images in the series. The rest were pieces found on e-bay.
To My Valentine
Abrahams Chocolates Cameo Box detail
Parlor Scene detail
Parlor Scene detail
Lady with Rose detail of box lid
Photograph in Floral Frame
Four Roses Plant Stand detail of
A Tender Kiss
Love is a Many Splendoured Thing...
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The AuthorKathleen M. Garvey Menéndez learned her pyrography techniques in Guatemala in 1975-1977. Her sister, Artist Sharon H. Garvey, later joined her there to collaborate on a pyrography project designed to promote this art form in the United States by means of a didactic book and a pyrography tool made by Navarro of Mexico.
Thanks to the internet, this is the beginning of the seventh year of articles on pyrography for the Woodcarver Online Magazine (WOM), started January 1997, and the sixth year of the E-Museum of Pyrographic Art, which opened its virtual doors January 1998. In March of that year, the International Association of Pyrographic Artists (IAPA) was formed and members began meeting on line. Linked from the E-Museum's Café Flambé, which hosts the IAPA meetings, is the Yahoo Groups uniting_pyrographers mailing list, member list, and chat forum set up by IAPA Co-founder Mixo Sydenham of Australia for IAPA members.
2003, Kathleen M. Garvey Menéndez, all rights reserved.