Fay Helfer Clover Heart
Clover Heart pyrography, natural pigment and pastel on wood

Fay Helfer Asparagus
Asparagus Heart pyrography, natural pigment and pastel on wood 10” x 22”

Fay Helfer Sea fan heart
Sea Fan Heart pyrography, natural pigment and pastel on wood 8” x 12”

Fay Helfer Pyrography
Pyrography technique

Fay Helfer Heartwoods and Onion Heart
Driftwood Heart 01 pyrography, natural pigment and pastel on wood 8” x 15”
Onion Heart pyrography, natural pigment and pastel 6” x 24”

Originally from St. Martin, Fay Helfer received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).  She uses a technique in her work called pyrography, which means “writing with fire,” a method of decorating wood with a controlled application of a heated point.   Looking through all her work, Fay has mastered this technique in everything from the hearts above, to stunning portraits, skateboard art, and even a handmade Game of Thrones ‘risk’ game.

I love the way Fay transforms the vessels coming off the heart, seamlessly blending the anatomical and botanical.

View all of Fay’s hearts and other incredible work at fayhelfer.com.  Seriously take a look.

 

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