Xy`lo*py*rog"ra*phy ( n.) The art or practice of burning pictures on wood with a hot iron.
Remember wood burning kits when you were a kid ?
You usually got to practice burning a peace sign into a sliver of wood or on a leather patch. The smoke was stinky- and the result ? Not so good...
Many artists have taken that simple tool and created intricate and beautiful works of fine art.
Here are a few of my favorite examples. (Click on photos to see detail)
Who knows where it might take him? Maybe to explore xylopyrography!