About the Artist:
“I have been creating and selling my art for more than ten years to Canadian and international collectors,” Canadian artist Cara Jordan informs us. “I have won a number of awards, including two prizes at the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival. I specialize primarily in oil paintings and old European style portrait miniatures depicting a wide variety of subjects including wildlife, children, pets, historical figures and commissioned portraits.”
Recently, Cara has become interested in pyrography since wood is a perfect canvas for images of wildlife. “This medium reminds me of my grandfather, who was a folk artist and wood carver in whose workshop I spent many hours as a little girl,” Cara shares.
Pyrography (from the Greek “writing with fire”) is achieved by burning onto a surface with a pyrography tool that looks a little like a soldering iron. Often called wood burning because wood is the most common surface used, it can also be done on paper, tagua nut, leather, and bone, whether done in monochrome or enhanced with color. This beautiful drawing technique allows Cara to combine line and texture to create any image from the natural world. All of Cara’s pyrographies are finished with UV-resistant, non-yellowing water-based polyurethane.
Dogbotz Boneyard appreciates the evocative pyrographies of Cara Jordan because of the stunningly detailed images and textured surfaces she burns into every art piece. Employing one of mankind’s most ancient and fundamental art forms, Cara uses the very flesh of what she calls the “standing folks” (trees) to relay images of tribal life or Earth Mother, reminding us that, within the right hands, the seemingly inanimate can release its own breathe, exhale its own scared mystery. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Cara Jordan’s Brown Bear.