Drawing a line with ink is simple. Drawing a line with electricity is alive. This line moves on its own accord, leaving a creative trail in its path, and burns charred channels in the wood.
High-voltage woodburning is a new method of passing electricity over the surface of wood to create branching patterns called Lichtenberg figures. This is typically an unpredictable application process that continually disregards your directions. However, I have developed my own techniques to control this force of nature to create nature-inspired works of art.
Using locally collected wood, I like to allow the natural beauty to shine, as it directs the creative process with wood grain contours and varied textures. Since wood is naturally lightweight, it is a perfect material to make bold earrings that catch attention without weighing you down. Each pair is one-of-a-kind to mirror the complex diversity found in nature. Out of thousands of leaves on an oak tree, no two are exactly the same. While all are obviously oak leaves, they each carry the signature of their own process of creation. Surround yourself with art from nature to feel the support of our radiant Earth.
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