Eleanor Scholz’s intricate wood burnings blend gorgeous lattice work with depictions of organic forms. Utah Museum of Contemporary Art says the pyrography practitioner explores the subconscious and “also deals with issues of the spiritual impulse in a largely secular and spiritually ambiguous society.”
“Beauty, detail, and pattern symbolize power, transcendence and illumination in her work,” her site says. “Used as a symbol of power and protection, pattern and natural shapes are often combined with scenes Scholz holds reverently but feels need protection. Landscapes and cityscapes grow out of ornate designs, awesome to behold and awful in their vulnerability or inherent consumption of resources. Similarly, in the Lover series, Scholz builds totem beasts: pattern based creatures designed with the sole purpose to fiercely love and protect. Scholz’s process is time-staking and meticulous, requiring patience. Each piece is a meditation as well as an undertaking.”
See more of her work on her site.