Harnessing the power of fire for creative ends, Canadian artist Steven Spazuk creates photorealistic portraits and nature drawings using the flames of candles and torches as his brushes and pencils. “Using various tools, I intuitively sculpt the plumes of soot left behind in response to the forms that appear on the canvas. Spontaneity, chance and serendipity are the heart and soul of my creative process,” Spazuk commented. His large-scale works can be seen as an impressive experiment in creating beauty out of a potential disaster. Take a look at some of Spazuk’s works below.