- Introducing Dragos Ciutacu
- Vladislav Kostenko: Fine Knives
- François Peeters: Pyrography in Bas Relief
- Antique Plaque of Young Lady at Graduation
- Abdulwahab Mihoub: Looking Back and Going Forward
- Michael Janson: Exploring Variations on a Theme
- Abby Levine: Delving Into Political Satire
- Adriano Colangelo: Applied Art
- Dino Muradian: Music Fest in Germany
- Paul Chojnowski: Solo Show in New York City
Door No. 1
Door No. 2
Door No. 3
Door No. 4
Door No. 5
Door No. 6
Door No. 7
by Adriano Colangelo
Pyrography on wood doors
Images courtesy of the artist
When Adriano Colangelo
--whose pyrographic paintings were introduced in Pyrograffiti
18 a couple of years ago here in WOM--made a business decision to
expand his art market, he decided to make a door of his own--in fact,
seven!--to enter into the world of applied art. His decorative panels,
shown above, are actual full-sized doors. They are meant to be used in
whatever way an innovative interior designer may want to use them, and
the delightful variety should be enough to spark anyone's imagination.
In addition to his pyrographic paintings, Adriano's new doors are available to view at his own (multilingual) website at www.adrianocolangelo.com.br.
Door No. 2, two details
Internationally renowned Romanian artist Dino Muradian started off this year still living in Bucharest and busily preparing for a spring Music Fest in Frankfurt. His latest works are a series of violins and violas prepared for that exhibit. Although finished insofar as the art work is concerned, the instrument shown above was later finished on the outside edge as well and fully assembled for the exhibit.
Promenade at Dusk
Featured less than a year ago in Pyrograffiti 24, artist Paul Chojsnowski is once more back in New York City at the Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art Gallery and in the spotlight there with a solo show running from May 14 to June 19, 2004.
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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 eighth year of articles on pyrography for the Woodcarver Online Magazine (WOM), started January 1997, and the seventh 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 for IAPA members by IAPA Cofounder Mixo Sydenham of Warragul, Victoria, Australia.
2004, Kathleen M. Garvey Menéndez, all rights reserved.