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Copper Rumped Hummingbird and Hibiscus flower. Pyrography on Pine. 10.5 x 7.75

I have two great friends who take amazing photographs, especially of wildlife. My woodburning of a Chickadee is based on one of their photographs. I love making photos of flowers so it was a great treat when they asked me to make this piece of pyrography. Both the hibiscus and hummingbird are iconic to Trinidad and Tobago.

The challenge in the woodburning was to convey the delicate nature of the bird and flower in a medium like pyrography that emphasizes hard contrast. Oil color was used sparingly to add a little punch.

I’m always a little nervous when presenting a commission for the first viewing, but the reaction was welcome, much like the message on the plaque. Thanks Apryl and Anton!


About Chris Wulff

I like to make pictures. Sometimes they move across the screen, sometimes they move you. I draw with fire on wood, with my finger on a phone, with a keyboard and fancy filters and sometimes even with a pencil on paper. I use a camera to capture what I see and my imagination to capture what I can't see.

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